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How do I add ptsd and epilepsy and bipolar to my pip

Jaxx2299Jaxx2299 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited December 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi all ,I received  pip daily my review  isnt due for 3 years i need to add ptsd and epilepsy  and bipolar  will this alter my moneys  and how do i present this to pip 

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  • Jaxx2299Jaxx2299 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    How do I sort a carer do I approach council  or social services 
  • Tammyjane33Tammyjane33 Member, Community champion Posts: 650 Pioneering
    @Jaxx2299 welcome to the online community. I'm one of the  volunteer community champions here on the site. I hope myself or others can help and support you. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome,

    PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors. If your condition has stayed the same and it's just a diagnosis, you do not need to report those changes. If you report any changes then DWP will send you more forms to fill in, which will need to be returned with all your evidence. You'll most likely need another face to face assessment and you could lose everything you already have.

    For your other question about a carer then you'll need to refer yourself to your local council for a needs assessment and you can do that by starting here. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/help-from-social-services-and-charities/getting-a-needs-assessment/

    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.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Jaxx2299   Pleased to meet you.
    Thank you for joining and sharing.
    I am one of the team of community champions.
    Please may I suggest the following mental health charities will help with PIP and your mental health.
    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk.
    https://www.mind.org.uk.
    https://www.rethink.org.
    Last one is an advocate charity.
    All have support workers or out reach workers. I used them for my own benefits situations.  Attendance at benefit assessments and support with form filling in, benefit advice as well guidance with your issues.
    Do take clientele with disabilities other conditions related to mental health.
    Only problem might not be in all areas.
    Please you could refer your self or through your GP.
    Please if I can help further please get in touch, my friend @poppy123456 has given you a lot to look at and please consider useful links.
    Please keep safe and warm and your are not alone. Your a valued member of our communty. We are here to be supportive, offer compassion and empathy.
    Ready to listen.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman

    Community Champion
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,934 Scope community team
    Hello @Jaxx2299 and a warm welcome to the community. :)
    I hope the answers above have helped you understand the process better but if you do have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask. :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.
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