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PIP Question

MolMol Member Posts: 52 Connected
I have applied for pip, I have now been told by my doctor I  have osteoarthritis in both my shoulders with sprus, Hence the chronic pain I am in. I am waiting to have steriod injectt ions in both shoulders.

Should I phone up DWP and let them know or wait until my assessment to tell them?


  • Julianoz69Julianoz69 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Have you completed the PIP 2 form how your disability affects you yet?
  • MolMol Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Yes I have, I am still waiting for them to contact me.
  • MarkmywordsMarkmywords Member Posts: 421 Pioneering
    Just bring it up when you get to the assessment interview @Mol. Make sure the assessor puts into the computer form.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi Mol

    You could inform the DWP of the diagnosis however it is more important to tell the DWP about what you are not able to do in terms of the PIP activities which you have an opportunity to do when you complete the PIP 2 form.

    If when you completed the PIP 2 form you told them about the chronic pain and the limitations this causes you then like Markmywords says you can inform the person carrying out the assessment of the diagnosis. 

    Whilst a diagnosis of a condition is useful for PIP, it is the limitations and difficulties you have resulting from it that decides which points you may score in each activity. Remember also that to qualify for points you need to have had the difficulties (and not necessarily a diagnosis) for three months prior to the date from which you claim.

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