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Frantastic1888
Frantastic1888 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
Good evening folks
I'm due my pip review in a couple of months. I had been awarded standard rate daily living and no mobility. Since my award I have been diagnosed with COPD that is causing me some problems. My question is do I add this to my review or just say nothing has changed so they don't look at my whole claim again?
Thanks for your time

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,610 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2023
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    If the COPD has changed your circumstances, especially if it makes your day to day living more difficult, then you should certainly report that as you may be entitled to more.  It's all about how you are affected, not the specific diagnoses. If you day-to-day living has seen no change since your assessment say so, if it's become worse you should report it. Reviews are shorter but have the same protections with Mandatory Reconsiderations and Appeals as applications do.

    I know reviews can be stressful, there's always the concern they will lower your reward, but there's also the same protections and appeals :) 

    Help with your PIP review form - Citizens Advice citizen's advice has a page here starting from the form and further linked advice in that page about the whole review process. Knowing about it may help lessen the worry perhaps?
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  • Frantastic1888
    Frantastic1888 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thanks Jimm for your reply 
    I've just heard so many horror stories saying that if you report changes during the reward then they look at your whole claim again then potentially reduce your claim. Thanks for the reply 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,107 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2023
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    When it comes just treat the "review" as you would a new claim, giving detailed reports of how you are affected and upto date evidence to support what you are saying.

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks Jimm for your reply 
    I've just heard so many horror stories saying that if you report changes during the reward then they look at your whole claim again then potentially reduce your claim. Thanks for the reply 
    That’s correct. I recommend that you get expert advice before deciding to report a change of circumstances:
    https://advicelocal.uk/

    The PIP descriptors are hard to understand if you don’t have expert knowledge and experience so please do use that link above.
  • Frantastic1888
    Frantastic1888 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thanks so much for the advice folks. I'll definitely speak to an organisation to get advice and guidance first before making a decision 
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