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markant
markant Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I have fribo and epilepsy spondolosis COPD the epilepsy is five different types with violence towards family members when in a fit.
I have recently been seen by a consultant for my hip pain walking distance is bad I can't even walk around a supermarket I can only walk about 5 yards before the pain is terrible the consultant as informed me that it's not my hips but my lower back and fallen arches and flat feet that's causing the problems.
I do get pip and I'm asking if I should claim again because I only get standard rate of care and mobility.

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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi markant and welcome

    Putting in a change of circumstance will trigger a new assessment

    Try taking the B&W self test which might give you a better idea of success

    http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php

    Please come back with any questions or help you need

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hello markant

    Did you take the self test suggested by CR? 

    CR is also correct that contacting PIP to ask that your claim be looked at again will lead to a re-assessment.  As such, PIP can look at your current award to check that the points given are correct as well as whether they can increase the award. 

    If there has been however a clear deterioration in your health and you think that you should be awarded more points on the PIP daily living/mobility then a re-assessment maybe appropriate.  

    When does your current PIP award end? As another thing to bear in mind is that if your award is to end soon then a re-assessment will be completed as part of you renewal and this can also take into account deteriorating health and increased needs. 

    Maria

    The Benefits Training Co:

  • markant
    markant Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Dear Maria,my PIP doesn't end until 2020 and I'm aware that if I make a new cliam I could lose my PIP altogether and go through the trouble I had to get it.
    I had to get though a mandatory reconsideration to get it awarded so I'm not sure to apply at the moment.

    Markant
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