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Had PIP assessment 2 weeks ago. Doctor changed medication - should I tell DWP?

BellaBoo01BellaBoo01 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have already went for my assessment 2 weeks ago but today my doctor changed medication and dont know if I should ring and tell PIP. Please help TIA 


  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 368 Pioneering
    I don't think your medication will affect your PIP scoring but if you need a reconsideration you can mention it then 
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    If the way your disabilities affect your daily living and mobility haven't changed, then you don't have to tell DWP about your change in medication.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,226 Disability Gamechanger
    Completely irrelevant at this stage but for none of the reasons given by the posters above. Any daily living or mobility needs which worsen out of a medication change (and it’s more likely to be that they get better) will need to have been there for three months before they could improve any award. So, you see where you are in three months and ask the question then.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    As everyone has already said, there's no need to tell the DWP about this at the moment. Wait and see how things go. If the difficulties you have with the PIP activities (daily living or mobility) get better or get worse, and the change lasts for 3 months, then you could be due a different amount of PIP, depending on your points score.

    Basically, you need to wait to see if you get better or worse - if you do, that is the thing you need to report. Bear in mind that if you report a change, it will almost certainly result in your having to go for a new assessment.

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