Pip change of circumstances

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yacine99
yacine99 Community member Posts: 53 Listener
Hi everyone I’m new to this I have just put a change of circumstances I’m really nervous but my arthritis has got worse and finding it hard to walk and stand also I now have a large hernia and suffering with ibs and depression what happens with a change can anyone advise me please.

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,005 Championing
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    A change of circumstances is just like making a new claim. Complete new form. Wait for assessment. have assessment. Wait for decision.
  • yacine99
    yacine99 Community member Posts: 53 Listener
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    Oh no 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,005 Championing
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    Should have said that your existing award will continue until such time as a new decision is made. If the award is increased as a result then the increase should be backdated to when you reported the change.
  • yacine99
    yacine99 Community member Posts: 53 Listener
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    Hi thank you for letting me know I’m sending my mri report and a x ray report and a medical history as I couldn’t get a doctor note do you think this will be ok 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,309 Championing
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    Both the MRI and Xray report doesn't really tell them exactly how your conditions affect you. Medical history, again unless anything in that states exactly how your conditions affect you then ask yourself, will that help.
    What you should do is give a couple of real world examples of exactly what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.
    Include information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. You should aim for at least half an A4 page for each descriptor.
  • calcotti
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    yacine99 said:
    Hi thank you for letting me know I’m sending my mri report and a x ray report and a medical history as I couldn’t get a doctor note do you think this will be ok 
    PIP isn't about your diagnoses. It's about how you are affected and the difficulties you experience carrying out the specified activities. That's what you need to convey to DWP.
    https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/56365/pip-form-filling
  • yacine99
    yacine99 Community member Posts: 53 Listener
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    So my mri report will be no help then even if it says I have trouble walking and standing 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,005 Championing
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    yacine99 said:
    So my mri report will be no help then even if it says I have trouble walking and standing 
    I'm not saying it is of no help but the important thing is for you to explain how it affects your ability to do the various activities.
  • yacine99
    yacine99 Community member Posts: 53 Listener
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    Yes I will write them in the form when I get it next week I was told to write a diary for a week 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,309 Championing
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    See previous advice here..

    What you should do is give a couple of real world examples of exactly what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.
    Include information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. You should aim for at least half an A4 page for each descriptor.

    If you concentrate on this, you won't need to diary.
  • yacine99
    yacine99 Community member Posts: 53 Listener
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    Oh ok the advisor from scope told me to write a week diary.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,309 Championing
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    Your own anecdotal evidence as advised above will always be the best you can send. 
    If you search through other threads on here you will notice very quickly that this is mentioned a lot.