Change in health - PIP call in for medical?

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Redeemed
Redeemed Community member Posts: 46 Contributor
My renewal is not due for pip for about 2 years, but due to a worsening condition of my spine and the way it affects my ability to walk etc I have reported the change, along with medical evidence in the form of a fresh MRI report.
On speaking to an advisor at the DWP they have sent me some forms to fill in and said I would most likely have to have a fresh medical which tbh I'm not keen on as last time I had one I lost everything.

is the fresh medical likely in this circumstance?

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,005 Championing
    edited November 2022
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    A new assessment is usually required when a change is reported. A change of circumstances involves a complete review of your award. Now that you have started a change of circumstances you have to attend a medical if you are asked to otherwise you will lose your award.
  • Redeemed
    Redeemed Community member Posts: 46 Contributor
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    wonderful. wished I'd never bothered!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,303 Championing
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    Redeemed said:
    wonderful. wished I'd never bothered!

    You should always get some expert advice before reporting any changes. A worsening of condition doesn't automatically entitle you to more points for a higher award.