Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

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MissCT8676
MissCT8676 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
Hi I hope everyone is well haven’t been on here in a while, I’ve finally had a diagnoses my back went completely Wednesday and I couldn’t get up or walk without assistance finally after years they gave me an MRI I have 2 s4 and s5 (sorry if that’s the wrong term) bulging discs may need surgery my pip claim I only scored 8 points and get the lowest on erm everyday living and 4 for mobility, my mobility has gone downhill drastically in the mean time and I cannot leave the house until my privately bought zimmer walker arrives this week (I’m 31!) anyway do I make a new claim? And also my ex partner helps care for me if He apply for carers allowence do I loose money? Thanks guys x

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2022
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    You cannot make a new PIP claim because you already have an award. If you want to be reassessed you would need to contact PIP and tell them you have had a change of circumstances. You will then be sent a new health questionnaire following which you will have a new assessment and after that they will make a new decision regarding your award. The whole award will be reviewed.

    Before reporting a change you need to be clear whether you think you could score enough points to change your award.

    I can see from other threads that you are also on UC. If somebody claims Carer's Allowance for looking after you it makes no difference to your benefit entitlement.


    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • MissCT8676
    MissCT8676 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
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    Thank you so much 
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