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Shaun_71
Shaun_71 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
I am due to have my PIP entitlement assessed: my mental health conditions are psychosis; anxiety; low mood; depression; paranoia, and OCD.

Additionally, when I was assessed for ESA, a while ago, I included those conditions I have listed for my PIP assessment but did not include OCD.

However, since OCD forms part of my psychosis, am I required to clarify this with DWP regarding my ESA, or is this fine.


Inestimable thank you to anyone who can help me regarding this issue.



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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    When filling out any forms like this you should include all of your conditions. When you do the PIP forms for this review you will not need to inform ESA of the OCD. Make sure you treat the review as a new claim and give as much information as possible when filling out the forms. I do not advise you to put "no change" and nothing else. 

    Also include a couple or real world incidents of exactly what happened the last time you attempted each descriptor that applies to you. Adding detailed information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Shaun_71
    Shaun_71 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Thank you, poppy123456.

    But wouldn't OCD represent/ could be argued as a change in circumstances for my ESA claim?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, ESA isn’t about a diagnosis. Are you in the support group? 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Shaun_71
    Shaun_71 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Understood.

    Yes, I am in the support group.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    Then you already have the highest award and a new condition will not change that. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Shaun_71
    Shaun_71 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Thank you for allaying my concerns regarding this issue, poppy123456.
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