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PIP award ...new diagnosis

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aylasnan
aylasnan Community member Posts: 33 Connected


I have a full PIP award. Numerous illnesses.
I now have a further diagnosis of lipodemea. No change to anything else. 
Do I need to inform the DWP/ Pip people?
What will happen please?  I cant cope very well mentally because of it all so the thought of more intrusive paperwork etc is worrying me. Please advise. What is the simplest thing to do with the least intrusive outcome. What are they likely to say if I telephone and just explain I have a new diagnosis to add to my list. I find the whole process so intimidating.
Thankyou.

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  • Firefly123
    Firefly123 Community member Posts: 530 Empowering
    edited February 2020
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    No you have a full award so no need to add diagnosis as it's if you fit the discriotors  no matter how many diagnosis. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    Hi,

    PIP isn't about a diagnosis. The words "all changes must be reported" is very misleading, especially for PIP. You already have Enhanced for both parts and can't get a higher award than this so you don't need to do anything.
    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.
  • soconfused
    soconfused Community member Posts: 102 Contributor
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    No you have the points to get the max - it won't change anything. 
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