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I already get PIP. Can I put in another claim for my arthritis or will that be a change of circs?

char38char38 Member Posts: 43 Connected
edited February 23 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi just wondering i get PIP for anxity n depression. Im just wondering if i can put in another claim for my arthritics or will that just b a change of circumstances 


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,135 Disability Gamechanger
    It will be a change of circumstances 

    If you have an award you cant claim another one 

    I would get advice before reporting a change ad it could affect your current claim as will rmtrigger a complete new assessment 

    How long is left on your current claim also as it may be worth waiting for a review if there idnt long left on it 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,159 Pioneering
    Before reporting a change you should look at the point scoring and be realistic whether the change is likely to result in you receiving more points than before and if it would whether the difference would actually change the amount of benefit you would be entitled to. If you report a change the whole award will be looked at again - you can't ask them just to look at one particular point.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,437 Disability Gamechanger
    @char38 what rate of PIP do you get now?
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,574 Disability Gamechanger
    A new diagnosis is not a change of circumstances unless it would impact your entitlement. You need to asses that carefully before you even think of contacting DWP.
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