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Should I tell PIP about changes to my health?

Purdyuk
Purdyuk Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all 1st time posting on here, bit of back story I'm 45 & suffered a stoke 15yrs ago it has left me with partial vision loss, reduction in my hearing ( i have 2 aids), recently my health has got worse i suffer with anxiety & depression as I have to use 2 crutches i also have carpal tunnel & tennis elbow, for which I am having physio as well as physio for double prolapse & am waiting for Neuro physio. I have a severe stammer triggered by stress, most of this is recent i don't know if I should tell pip about changes or wait until my review in 2020 i get standard rate for both.

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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Purdyuk   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am unsure of an answer to your question. You have to understand benefit queries are complex and confusing.

    I would add a member of our team or a member of our community will be in touch.

    We are a supportive community. Care and share.

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    Please ask anything you need to know some one will answer.

    Please take care

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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    A change in your health is not something you automatically must disclose to PIP. You need face to face advice to assess whether any further points might be triggered and whether they might move you to enhanced rate. Do not disclose anything before you have sought that advice.
  • Topkitten
    Topkitten Member Posts: 1,285 Pioneering
    I would recommend using a benefit calculator and only tell them if your situation changes the rate you should receive.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    Topkitten said:
    I would recommend using a benefit calculator and only tell them if your situation changes the rate you should receive.

    TK
    I absolutely wouldn’t. Benefit calculators are okay for meals-tested benefits for offer only a guide for disability benefits. Making a disclosure like this should be based only on face to face advice. 

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