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PIP award ...new diagnosis

aylasnanaylasnan 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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  • Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 522 Pioneering
    edited February 2020
    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. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    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.
  • soconfusedsoconfused Member Posts: 101 Courageous
    No you have the points to get the max - it won't change anything. 
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