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change in health issues triggering pip review

crazynan57
crazynan57 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
Hi all, I have just reported a change in health issues to pip and have been told that I will receive a form to complete then a review of my pip will be initiated, is this usual practice? I didn't request a review I just informed them that I now have a cpap machine for newly diagnosed sleep apnea.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes this is perfectly normal when reporting changes. This is why you need to be extremely careful when reporting changes like this. Not all changes need to be reported. You should only do this if you're 100% sure you can score more points needed for a higher award. A CPAP machine will not in itself score you any further points.

    You will now need to make sure you return the form with all your additional supporting evidence. Another assessment is most likely because most have them. 

    Once the decision is made your award could either remain the same, be increased, decreased or stop completely. 
    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.
  • WhiteRabit
    WhiteRabit Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Yes this is perfectly normal when reporting changes. This is why you need to be extremely careful when reporting changes like this. Not all changes need to be reported. You should only do this if you're 100% sure you can score more points needed for a higher award. A CPAP machine will not in itself score you any further points.

    You will now need to make sure you return the form with all your additional supporting evidence. Another assessment is most likely because most have them. 

    Once the decision is made your award could either remain the same, be increased, decreased or stop completely. 
    Well this answers my next question

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