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Hi my name is stampy123. How do I tell PIP about my recently diagnosed learning disabilities?

Stampy1230 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited January 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I am pip and just been diagnosed with learning disabilities how do I tell pip about it 


  • BrettW
    BrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    Hi Stampy

    If you are already claiming PIP then you need to contact the DWP and inform them of a change of circumstances

    The link here: https://www.gov.uk/pip/change-of-circumstances explains what you need to do.

    Please be aware though that PIP isn't scored on your diagnosis but rather on how your disabilities affect your daily living and mobility so therefore a new health issue may not necessarily score you more points.

    Another thing to note is that a change of circumstances could very well trigger a new review on your claim so it is best to consider whether this new diagnosis is in fact affecting your daily living and mobility before notifying them of a change in circumstances

    Hope that helps
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,114 Disability Gamechanger

    I would second the advice above unless your daily living or mobility has changed a lot I wouldn't do anything 

    What rate of PIP do you currently get and when is your next review due ? 


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