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Change of circumstances

kaza814kaza814 Member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi I was on basic living pip but due to a change in circumstances (for the worse) and my ot nnow recommending that I don't drive manual cars I made them aware of my change and they send me the form out to fill out again.
I completed the form and sent away my evedince but it's now been 7weeks and I haven't heard anything back. Not a face to face interview date nothing. I'm terrified to phone them but gradually building up to it. Has anybody else been in a similar situation and had a good outcome or not needed a face to face?


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Reporting a change of circumstances is always risky and you should always get advice before doing so. Not being able to drive a manual car doesn't mean you should be award more PIP. Most people have face 2 face assessments, whether it's a review, new claim or change of circumstances. Waiting times for assessments depend on backlog in your area. 7 weeks really isn't that long at all.
    Did you send support evidence with the form? They rarely contact anyone for this.
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  • kaza814kaza814 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    It's more than just driving I have eds and my joints now dislocate every day and my shoulder does not stay in place. I now can't stand up from the couch without my knees dislocating. 
    Yes I sent off supporting documents from ot ortho rheumatology cardiology neurology and pain clinic as well as a daily diary and letters from family members and my ot
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,283 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes but had those changes been in place for 3 months before you reported the change and which specific points did you think they would alter? If they’ve not been happening for 3 months then there’s nothing to be done until they have she you have started a review process for nothing.
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