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Needs have changed

mamagmamag Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Im on the lower rate of pip but myneeds have changed. Can i and should i get in touch to get the higher rate. With the meds im on i now am unable to go anywhere on the bus as i am constantley zoned out my husband or family have to take me also im on longterm sick as am unable to do my job anymore. Not sure how to go about it.


  • duckett123duckett123 Member Posts: 81 Courageous
    you phone dwp to tell them your needs have changed but they will send you for reassessment and it will be up to them if they agree, get advice from cab or your local council office ask to see health / well fair officer before you ask dwp
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,412 Disability Gamechanger
    Based on your post your there’s been no change in the consequences of your medical conditions. In order to comment further we’d need to know more about your current award and why it was made bd at what level of points etc. Nothing in your post suggest any kind of change that would trigger a move from standard rate to enhanced of either component. 

    You need to self assess using the many online resources out there. Identify which additional points you think you score and why and see if that would be enough. If not then that’s the end of the matter. If the increase is 4 or more points then you need face to face advice before you even contemplate contacting DWP.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Reporting a change of circumstances is always risky. What you need to do before doing anything else is take a look at the PIP descriptors and see where you can score those points for a higher award. For this you'll need to know what you scored the last time. Reporting a change before your review means you could lose everything you already have. Sometimes it's better to wait until your review rather than risk this because they will send you new forms to fill in and return, like the first time. A risk i wouldn't be prepared to take. Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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