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Hi @gazp - have a look at the PIP descriptors, & see if this worsening of your condition might mean sufficient points could be awarded to change your current award. You mention your getting breathless, & altho using stairs is not considered, your mobility outside certainly is. You need to be able to do any activity 'reliably,' i.e. safely, repeatedly, & in a reasonable period of time, so your getting breathless would be considered in the 'moving around' descriptor. Please see the following, reading the notes at the end: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Personal-Independence-Payment-Descriptors-and-Scores-April-2021.pdfThen you would need to decide if you wanted to take this further with a change of circumstances. This is where you need some expert advice as there will be different variables including the length of your award; whether you might be financially better off putting in for a change of circumstances, etc. Try here: https://advicelocal.uk/ to see if there's a Welfare Rights office or Citizens Advice near you. Please let us know how you get on, thank you.
Hello @gazp Welcome to the community, how are you today?I hope the advice above has been helpful and has cleared things up for you. It's important to consider whether you want to submit the change in circumstances because as mentioned by others that will trigger a review of your claim, which could result in your award going up or down, or staying the same of course.Welfare Rights are a good place to try, as is Advice Local and possibly CAB too.