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PIP Circumstances

gemini83
gemini83 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited March 20 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello, I wondered if anyone could help, I am visually impaired along with some other issues and have been getting higher rates of both components on PIP since 2014.

My case was last reviewed in 2019 with 'no change' apart from the award being given 'onwards'

Since then, my vision has hugely deteriorated and i find day-to-day much harder; therefore i wonder if i need/should call them about it (as i get both high rates anyway) so i don't see how it would make any difference - any help would be appreciated.  :)
Best Wishes,
gemini83

Comments

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,592 Disability Gamechanger
    As you say you are getting the highest rates anyway so nothing to be achieved by notifying any worsening of your condition.
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  • trashpanda
    trashpanda Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    technically you're meant to tell them about any changes to your conditions, however you are getting the higher rates. Telling them a change will trigger a review. 
  • gemini83
    gemini83 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
    Triggering a review is not an issue as they will see things have worsened, plus i have the proof to support this however, I'm unsure how this would affect the amount etc - everything i read suggests that you need to report a change if condition improves.

    However, I was told today from a friend that informing them would go in my favour (I don't see how?
    Best Wishes,
    gemini83
  • trashpanda
    trashpanda Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    I think as per the terms and conditions of claiming you're meant to tell them about all and any changes, I'm a worrier so I would tell them but ultimately it's up to you. 

    I have found that my PIP documentation supported me when I was applying for things that need additional evidence so I guess it could be viewed as in your favour that way. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    I think as per the terms and conditions of claiming you're meant to tell them about all and any changes, I'm a worrier so I would tell them but ultimately it's up to you. 

    I have found that my PIP documentation supported me when I was applying for things that need additional evidence so I guess it could be viewed as in your favour that way. 
    I disagree in this case because even a worsening of condition will not change the award. They already have maximum award anyway and reporting changes could see them lose everything they already have.

    You really do need to be careful about the advice you give. 
    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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