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I've recently gone on insulin, and had a further mental health diagnosis. When should I contact DWP?

erob12erob12 Member Posts: 12 Listener
edited March 31 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi all,

I am just wondering what I should do, I have recently been put onto insulin for my diabetes, which happened after I had my PIP assessment and I have also had a further diagnosis for my Mental Health,

I had my phone assessment on the 3rd March, and I am awaiting a decision about my award. Should I wait until I have received my decision or should I contact the DWP first thing? 

The whole process has been a nightmare and the constant worry and now these changes are just getting to me. 

Thanks 😊 


  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
    As you had your assessment a month ago firstly you can phone and ask for a copy of the report (a PA4), that should give you a good idea of what award (if any) has been suggested.
    If they are proposing enhanced rate for both then that of course would be the best anyway, has the change from type 2 diabetes to type 1 meant you have additional care/mobility needs? likewise the change (if there is one) in your mental health?
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    As above I would wait and see what you are awarded 

    Being insulin dependant myself the medication you take would not really warrant a change in circumstances as it doesnt change your functionality 

    You pip assessment looks at how you are at that time any worsening of condition isnt applicable 

    You should only report a change if you think you would get a higher award and then only after getting expert advice 

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