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Condition has improved advice please 😊

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sunny57
sunny57 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi 
I can't seem to find any information online of the process if you report a positive change in health.

My question is:
If you no longer want to receive the mobility element of pip but still want to continue with the living element do they change your award to just the living element or do you have to have a complete reassessment?

Nothing has changed with the daily living problems but mobility has improved and don't feel comfortable receiving that element now . 

Thanks 

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,628 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yeah you need to have a complete re-assessment sadly

    It's really nice to hear you feel you don't need the mobility element anymore :) but I'd urge you to maybe go over it with a fine tooth comb, are you able to do all the stuff in good time, repeatedly, reliably, without any help etc.

    I'm sure someone will word it better but good luck :)
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    I couldn’t agree more with mustang here. Though your health condition has improved has this been the case for at least 3 months and do you expect it to continue for at least the next 9 months. 

    Do also remember that for PIP it’s the majority of the days that count, not all of the time. Just because you see improvements this doesn’t mean you’re no longer entitled to the award. 
    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.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Hi @sunny57 and welcome to the community. :)

    I can see you've already had your question answered, but I wanted to pop in and say hello. :)
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  • honestjon
    honestjon Community member Posts: 172 Pioneering
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    sunny57 said:
    Hi 
    I can't seem to find any information online of the process if you report a positive change in health.

    My question is:
    If you no longer want to receive the mobility element of pip but still want to continue with the living element do they change your award to just the living element or do you have to have a complete reassessment?
    I couldn’t agree more with mustang here. Though your health condition has improved has this been the case for at least 3 months and do you expect it to continue for at least the next 9 months. 

    Do also remember that for PIP it’s the majority of the days that count, not all of the time. Just because you see improvements this doesn’t mean you’re no longer entitled to the award. 
    As usual sound advice from Poppy and also Mustang.
    If you really need to do something to celebrate having your mobility you could save the mobility money in a separate account and leave it until your next review.
    Then you would see if you still have any issues and if you didn't need the mobility money you could give it back and celebrate having your mobility.

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