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Old PIP claim help

swindontownswindontown Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hey guys,

Had my claim open now since 2016 and only today have I seen my points scored during my assessment. 

I was marked 0 points for managing medication despite listing on my forms "I use a dossette box to store my medication and my mother visits morning and evening to make sure I have taken these as given side effects from meds and my mental health state, I tend not to remember" 

And 0 points for budgeting. I noted "Due to side effects of meds, I have loss of concentration and desire to manage finances. This has left me in debt. My mother now oversees my income to ensure bills are paid" 

Now, I am aware it's well over the date for manager to look at it, but those points would have put me in higher group instead of standard.

Any advice?


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    If the decision on your current award was in 2016 then yes, i'm afraid you are outside the time frame to do anything about it now.

    Reporting a change of circumstances is risky and you should always get face to face advice before doing so. No one on an internet forum can tell you if there's any risks to your current award.
    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.
  • swindontownswindontown Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks Poppy, just as I thought. I have my review in August so will wait until then and go from there. I don't want to risk bringing it up for them to then possibly take it away. 

    Also seen duplicate threads by mistake - sorry!
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