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Worried, do I give my PIP up now?

Autumn_53Autumn_53 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited February 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi have not been in here for ages . Last time I received some good advice from this community.  But now I'm wondering what to do.  I have osteoarthritis in my knee and also I had large kidney stone and a frozen shoulder. I was really ill for 3 years awaiting ops couldn't claim ESA said not eligible to do with NI contributions. Didn't get a penny for 3 years . Husband took a second job as I couldn't work. I applied for pip and was awarded enhanced on mobility and standard on living this came through the day after I came out of hospital having a total knee replacement operation.  I was awarded till 2020 . I was awaiting my second OP which I had last April keyhole surgery to remove a massive kidney stone.  Now recovering from all three conditions I asked about telling pip about being in hospital  . And I was told you only need to info them if in hospital  for a long stay is this right. ?  My next reassessment is Dec . Do I give my pip up now .?  I am going back to my doctor as my other knee is now playing up and my hips cannot walk far .going to see if i can have more xrays and see if the osteoarthritis has spread . I'm worried sick what to do I'm 65 . Thank you for any advice 

Replies

  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,194 Disability Gamechanger
    You will continue to receive your PIP award after you retire as long as you meet the PIP descriptors.
  • Autumn_53Autumn_53 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you . I know I can still receive pip after I retire . 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Is there any reason why you think you should stop your PIP claim now? Has your condition improved since you were last awarded?
    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.
  • Autumn_53Autumn_53 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I was told to think twice about giving it up as it spreads to other joints and am having this investigated . My mobility is a little better but if the other knee goes and hips then it will go back or even worse
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If your condition has improved enough for it to affect your current award then yes, you need to report those changes.
    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.
  • Autumn_53Autumn_53 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you for your help Poppy
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