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Not Seeing A Doctor

jimmyjamtom18 Member Posts: 3 Listener
I have a question I can't seem to find an answer for but does anyone know if the DWP can stop your pip if you start not seeing a doctor? 


  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,720 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2021
    You don't have to see a doctor in order to get PIP, i assume you mean a GP? it's not really a good idea not to have GP. Or do you mean a consultant?
    @jimmyjamtom18 welcome to scope.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,338 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    How would they know? 

    It may be an issue when you renew if your not having treatment or taking meds but it isnt a requirement as such for PIP that you have seen your gp 

    Lots of people during the pandemic haven't been able to see gp 
  • jimmyjamtom18
    jimmyjamtom18 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Basically I've had ongoing mental health since I was 6 I'm now 29 and for the last two years I've stopped my meds and seeing Medical professionals because I have lost all faith and trust in them and have started managing myself I've been reassessed and today started asked them to re-evaluate it because they have stopped it completely but reading the My Decision bit it seems alot of what I told them as been twisted to suit them and isn't at all how I explained myself and I wondered if the fact I've started managing myself would automatically allow them to say no 


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