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Does a new diagnosis mean a PIP change of circumstances?

suziesmith Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 2020 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I am already in receipt of pip for a bad hip and now been diagnosed with ted and Graves’ disease , do pip recognise this illness ,? If l was to tell them my circumstances have changed how long is it before they send for you for FTF thanks any help appreciated.


  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,555 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @suziesmith and a very warm welcome to the community! PIP is not about a diagnosis and is about how your life is impacted. Have your capabilities changed since gaining the diagnosis?

    A change of circumstances would trigger a new assessment, unfortunately the time of this would depend on the backlog in your area. 

  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,452 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP is a benefit awarded to help you with your daily living activities. It's not awarded on a diagnosis or illness or the amount of prescription drugs you are taking. You may benefit from see how your new health condition effects you in relation to the PIP descriptiors. 
  • suziesmith
    suziesmith Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thankyou l will have a look .
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,503 Disability Gamechanger

    Before reporting a change of circumstances you should always get some face to face advice because a new diagnosis or worsening or condition doesn't mean you're automatically entitled to a higher award and no one on an internet forum can tell you if there's any risk to your current award.


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