Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

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terrycan
terrycan Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Do I need to inform the DWP if my illness as worsened and my pain relief has been changed?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome,

    Only if you would score more points for a higher award. A worsening of condition doesn't mean you're automatically entitled to a higher award.

    Reporting a changed of circumstances means that you'll be sent more forms to fill in and return with all your evidence. Another face to face assessment is most likely because most people have them.

    You do risk losing everything you already have but of course you could be awarded a higher rate or the decision could remain the same. No one on an internet forum can tell you if there's any risks to your current award by reporting a change of circumstances. For this you'll need to get some face to face advice from an agency near you.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @terrycan! Please do let us know if we can do anything else to help. :)
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