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Can i call dwp for change of circumstances

s4zi Community member Posts: 39 Courageous
can i call the dwp for change of circumstances after my assessment?
i have had my assessment two weeks ago and seen my specialist doctor some days after that for one of my conditions( doctors ent treated my esr pain after 3 years )
i can now hear better and want to inform pip, also the pip decision time is making me so nervous 
i want to withdraw all the claim at this stage ?


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,286 Disability Gamechanger
    If you had the assessment 2 weeks ago you won't have that long to wait for a decision now, you can of course inform them that you no longer wish to claim PIP due to an improvement.
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,858 Disability Gamechanger
    Depending on how any other conditions impact on your daily life, then I wouldn't put in for a 'Change of circumstances' as this is something you do once an award is in place. However it means you'd have to complete another claim form, go through another assessment, etc. You should only do so if, as in your case, an improvement in a condition means that this is likely to reduce a component(s) of PIP or ADP. You don't otherwise need to do a 'Change of circumstances,' as you don't need to inform the DWP of a change in condition unless likely to increase/decrease an award.
    I'm sorry the wait to get a decision is making you nervous; something I think many of us have experienced. It can take anything up to 12 weeks to get your decision letter unfortunately. Try to hang on until you hear further, which will give you time to decide what to do.
  • s4zi
    s4zi Community member Posts: 39 Courageous
    i do have multiple conditions but after
    ome of them has improved which gave me lack of energy and headaches 24/7 now i find myself better in reguards of thinkgs and i do have medicines (which is also new ) for my other conditions which were not treated while i claimed pip back then
    i will try and call tomorrow as one of the most najor ones have improved although the ringing in esrs is still there but thankfully i can hear, and have no headaches at all
    thank you so much for your time
  • s4zi
    s4zi Community member Posts: 39 Courageous
    oh now i do have medicine for my other conditions which has made my pains manageable or im passing through a better days these days
    i do really will try and conact them as i di not longer wish to have it incase they will think i have hide something,
    its only after the assessment that i saw the specialist whi treated my Ears after years

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,858 Disability Gamechanger
    Please know that when you ring, you're not getting through to the DWP rather call handlers, who are not in the best position to attempt to give any advice. Also with PIP, it's about how you've been for at least 3 months, so whilst I hope things continue to improve, I would wait until you get a decision.
  • s4zi
    s4zi Community member Posts: 39 Courageous
    oh i claimed while in same positions for 3 years not 3 months
    during the warmer months some of my symptoms improve
    but have only recently seen specialists for my conditions 
    i would rather not continue or want to infrom them about the changes as i do not want to be seen as i was hiding something 
    after my ears was treated even lots of movements abd dizziness has improved eventhough the tinitinus is still there

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,180 Disability Gamechanger
    If you only had the assessment 2 weeks ago and seen your consultant after that then any changes that have taken place after that will not count anyway because the changes need to have taken place for at least 3 months. Clearly it's not been 3 months for those changes. I think you're jumping the gun a little by wanting to ring to report changes when you haven't yet had the decision.
    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.


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