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Hi, my name is bazzer!

bazzerbazzer Member Posts: 3 Listener
hello i have just seen on the news about changes to P.I.P i only got mine last year and it was a vert distressing time for me and the thought of going through all of that again is something i can't cope with. will this new ruling affect me because i can't cope with the thought that it will.

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  • Chris_AlumniChris_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 695 Pioneering
    Hi @bazzer I assume you're talking about the news that the goverment is over-ruling several previous tribunals. I'm not sure that anything is clear over this right now beyond the headlines, but I've moved your query to our benefits advisors' category as they may be better placed to provide an answer.
  • bazzerbazzer Member Posts: 3 Listener
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi bazzer

    The DWP has said it plans to change the PIP rules in light of two court decisions relating to activity 3 (managing therapy or monitoring a health condition) and mobility activity 1 (planning and following a journey). The changes are due to become law from 16 March 2017 but there is a possibility there will be opposition in parliament and so we will all need to listen out for developments.

    If it does become law it will not affect claims made previously and so i would expect your award to continue.

    The claims process for PIP is distressing for many and we are committed to helping people by giving as much helpful information as we can. If you need help in the future do ask.

    Best wishes
    David
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
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