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Do I need to notify PIP of changing condition? Will I be moved down from enhanced mobility?

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hyrbid
hyrbid Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello
I have enhanced mobility based on a paper based assessment.

I was awarded 12 points under 1f as I was blacking out and losing consciousness 3-4 times a week unexpectedly.

The past month this has improved and I only lose consciousness once a week or so. I still get dizzy and need support but I don’t black out completely more than around once or twice a week.

Should I be updating PIP? As I was awarded because I blacked out very frequently and now it’s not even half the week? Would this take me out enhanced and down to standard or even no mobility? 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you have no warning of when you will black out you would presumably not feel safe going out unaccompanied in case something happens given that the possible consequence of a blackout is severe.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    You need to be sure that the change in circumstances is going to be long term before reporting it and it never hurts to speak to welfare rights or similar before doing so.

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @hyrbid

    Welcome to the community, I hope you are well.

    I'd agree with advice mentioned above, it might only happen once a week but given that it's unexpected then the issue itself will almost always be having in impact on you, especially when considering going out. 

    Is the blacking out and losing consciousness something your GP is aware of?
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,165 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @hyrbid - & welcome to the community from me also. Can only agree with what has already been said; you've only noticed a lessening of attacks for a month, so I would wait & see. Also seek guidance before reporting a change of circumstances.
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