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Change in circumstances- PIP

RimboRimbo Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello everyone, I have a question hopefully someone can help. A year ago after nearly a year my wife was awarded pup at tribunal. She has now reapplied for a change of circumstances because her mobility has got worse. I wanted to ask if it is possible that the DWP can overturn the original tribunal award, or is that set in stone. Hope someone can advise because this thought is making my wife very anxious 
Many thanks
Rimbo

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  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @Rimbo and welcome to the community. We're glad to have you with us.
    I wanted to acknowledge your post, first of all, because I'm not a benefits expert and can't directly answer your question. We do, however, have specialists here and they will get back to you as soon as your message filters through to them.
    Bear with us, if you can, and in the unlikely event of your not hearing anything by teatime tomorrow, please get back in touch with me.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Rimbo and welcome

    A change of circumstance should not overturn the original decision.
    However the DWP do have the right to review any award at any time.
    How long is your wifes award for ?

    CR


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    @Rimbo

    Though it should make no difference to the original award, there have been instances where DWP have required reassessments when a change of circumstances has been reported and the original award has been removed rather than an increased award made.
  • itsafeethingitsafeething Member Posts: 17 Connected
    I was awarded the care elements, I had a change of circumstances and the woman told me that i could lose it , or ir could go the other way it’s a risk to take x
  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 374 Pioneering
    I reported a change of circumstances 3 years ago saying my condition has got worse the DWP advised me to wait until my next review otherwise they would have to reassess me and create a new award , i decided to wait to risky they might not agree that you have got worse and you could end up losing out
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,201 Disability Gamechanger
    @Rimbo, if your wife's mobility has got worst to a state that if she had to go for an accessment the accessor would have no option than to scor her enhanced mobility award then you have nothing to worry about, my own case had standard mobility and after 12months my mobility was a lot worst so informed DWP had new form and af2f accessment and was awarded standard care daily living and enhanced mobility just as I expected. Good luck.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    If you risk losing an award by telling them things are worse, it suggests the system is flawed. 
    It's an interpretation and opinion as to whether you get awarded in that case.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Assessors on behalf of DWP use reporting change of circs for the worse as an excuse to reduce or remove awards by lying.
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 689 Pioneering
    hi rimbo. i was awarded the wrong rate of pip. i was awarded standard disability living even though i had scored enough points to get enhanced living and when i asked them to review it they refused to change it.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    deb74 said:
    hi rimbo. i was awarded the wrong rate of pip. i was awarded standard disability living even though i had scored enough points to get enhanced living and when i asked them to review it they refused to change it.
    So your assessor awarded you more than dwp decided? 
    That's what happened to me, assessor was ignored- that they ask you to see. 
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
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