A new diagnosis is irrelevant. All that matters is whether there are activities where your points score would go up, or you’d score for the first time. Nothing to declare.
It’s not whether the claimant thinks. It’s whether any reasonable person would think that a change in benefit would likely result.It’s also not any change of circumstances. It’s any relevant change.
There are lots of changes that can affect your PIP and these are just some examples.
If you’re not sure if a change affects your PIP, it’s best to tell the DWP anyway. Not telling them could mean you’re missing out on extra money or being paid money you’ll have to pay back.
To be honest Mike I would not feel comfortable in not telling them, as I would not really know one way or another if it is or isn't a change that they should be advised of.
Yikes, if that’s the CA advice then I personally disagree. The best advice on any change is to get advice before acting. Relying on DWP literature is understandable but at best they deal in gross oversimplifications and lowest common denominator wording. At worst they’re often plain wrong. As Sutton they’re telephone “advice” they are the one source to not be trusted, albeit there are certain scenarios where it’s advantageous to cite what they said e.g. on overpayments when they cite the INF 4 booklet everyone allegedly gets about what to declare and it turns out that the thing they cite isn’t even in there. Bottom line - it’s far easier, but often inaccurate, for DWP to give examples of things you need to disclose than it is to summarise what the law actually says.