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Hi quick question about PIP

char38char38 Member Posts: 43 Connected
Ive been on PIP for 2 years for depression n arthritis 
i have been seen by a consultant and i have a collapsed bowel. Some days i cant even make it to the loo n im up most nights goin to the loo. Can i claim for this condition? 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You already have a claim for PIP. Being awake in the night to use the toilet will not get you anymore points because it's not about the night time. It's also not awarded based on any diagnosis. Whether you could score more points for a higher award than you already have will totally depend on how your conditions affect you. It will also depend on what award you already have because the highest award is Enhanced for both parts, which is daily living and mobility.
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @char38, Do you get the enhanced level of PIP? How are you doing? :)
    Scope

  • char38char38 Member Posts: 43 Connected
    No i only get medium rate with daily living. 
    Its horrible im so feed up with it. I just want my operation n try n get back to normal x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no medium rate of daily living PIP, it's either Standard or Enhanced.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,989

    Scope community team

    Do you know when your operation might be @char38
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  • char38char38 Member Posts: 43 Connected
    Sorry standard amd wont b til january 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You should get further advice before reporting a change of circumstances. Also do be aware that although your surgery isn’t due until January, usually surgery is only done if there’s a good chance it improves your condition. For PIP you must expect those difficulties to last at least a further 9 months, which could be an issue because of your expected surgery.
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