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Pip review

pedro2002 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I've just got my pip review form im so stressed about this do I just state no change and things are still the same I have had a few really bad breakdowns recently and my mental health is getting bad I have self harmed which I've never done before im  having really bad intrusive thoughts and been to hospital quite a few times chest pains suspected dvt absesses  i had scan on my womb cos i had really bad pains but that came back fine also been having bad headaches and one of my eye pupils goes big whilst the other is normal im so scared it's a tumor my health aniexty is really horrible i had bad aniexty before everything suffered from is still the same as my first claim bit of tweeking but  will they care about these other things or should I leave it or mention it if I have an assessment im waiting on appointment for neurologist so haven't got results yet so I've not been diagnosed with anything new at the moment just stressed with it all 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,135 Disability Gamechanger
    You should treat it as a new claim, even if there’s been no changes. Please do not just put no change and nothing else. 

    The information you give them should be relevant to the descriptors, what they don’t need to know is your life story.

    Also include a couple of real world examples 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.

    If you need extra time to return it you can ring PIP to ask and they will give you an extra couple of weeks. 

    Make sure you put your name and NI number on everything you send and keep copies for yourself.

    Review decisions are taking quite sometime for most people so you could be waiting up to about a year for a decision. Your current award will continue until a decision is made on the review. 
    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.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 10,599 Scope online community team
    I'm really sorry to hear that you're going through such a challenging time, @pedro2002. It's very common to feel overwhelmed when dealing with a PIP review alongside health concerns.

    Hopefully Poppy's suggestions will be helpful to you, but if you need anything else, please know there are plenty of people who are going through or have gone through similar situations and can very much relate to how you're feeling.

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