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Refusing treatment

pip12345 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
Can DWP refuse to pay pip if you refused treatment? E.g. steroid injection for pain management which can potentially be for temporary pain management or may cure the problem, potential of side effects infections etc.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,406 Disability Gamechanger
    No. Many people claim PIP and decide not to take medication or have any treatment. I had a steroid injection quite a few years ago and because it didn't help at all i decided against having any further injections. It hasn't affected my PIP at all.
    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.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,892 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm another who refused further steroid injections due to problems which I later found out can cause issues with my disorder; it didn't affect my PIP claim either, neither had they helped in the long term.


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