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Hi, my name is Absmite! Has anyone submitted a change of circumstances?

AbsmiteAbsmite Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited June 11 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi community hope you are all well l have joined the group to hopefully get any information on disability that will help me in my day to day life 


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,013 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    What sort of information are you looking for ? 

    I would hope the members will be able to help 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,542

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,556 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Absmite - welcome to the community & thank you for joining. Just let us know about any information that you need, & I'm sure our members will do their best to help. How are you doing? :)
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,625 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Absmite and a warm welcome to the community! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • AbsmiteAbsmite Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi l would like to know if anyone has informed the DWP about a change in circumstance  and what their experience was like as l am having more flare ups of my condition and finding it difficult to do certain tasks 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,556 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again @Absmite - just to say you don't have to let the DWP know about a change in your condition unless you feel it would gain you more points, which may then increase your award. We do have members that have reported a change of circumstances, but it's always wise to get some advice first before considering this. Try Advicelocal to see if there's a Welfare Rights Office or Citizens Advice near you if you decide to go ahead. Please see: https://advicelocal.uk/
    But first have a look at this link to see if reporting a change may result in gaining those extra points: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Personal-Independence-Payment-Descriptors-and-Scores-April-2021.pdf
    Hope this helps you decide. Any questions, please do come back.
  • AbsmiteAbsmite Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Lovely thank you so much l will definitely have a look at those links 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,556 Disability Gamechanger
    You're very welcome @Absmite :) If you do put in for a change of circumstances, then you will have to complete a new claim form & have another assessment.
  • AbsmiteAbsmite Member Posts: 4 Listener
    OK thanks l have a lot to think about as my award ends 2024 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,556 Disability Gamechanger
    Also be aware that altho your award ends 2024, the DWP can also send you a review form to complete at any time. We have had several members that having just been given an extension of their award were then sent a review form to complete. Sort of dreading it myself, as I was also given an extension, but, like everyone else, I could get a review form at any time.
  • bekindalwaysbekindalways Posts: 154 Member
    Hi and welcome @Absmite.
    I did a change of circumstances and I went up from standard on both to enhanced on both. That was Aug 2019 - Assessed on I think the 19th Jan 2020 and awarded at the end of March 2020. Thankfully no MR or tribunal was required. I just made sure I knew what to put down on paper the second time around and thankfully had a very understanding HCP. The process for me was just as stressful as the first application tbh. I was scared silly again after the debacle with my first application, which ended up at FTT. 
     It is obviously a decision you will have to think very carefully over. Making sure your decline in health puts you firmly in the next tier. I.e. enhanced. Mine was as though I was applying from scratch again with the form the assessment etc. But whatever you decide, do what feels right for you and get some local advice if you can because your whole award will be reassessed. 
    Wishing you well and hope you start to feel a wee bit better soon. There's some cracking people on here who understand the system much better than me and that's why I just gave you a wee snippet of having gone through a Cof C.  Good luck either way. Xxxxx
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