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PIP change of circumstance

james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 55 Connected
Good Afternoon everyone
I am receiving standard rate of mobility and daily living of pip however my condition has gone worser and i struggle walking etc. And my doctor has written me medical reports to proof it. So can i ask you guys now how will it work if I tell them my condition has got worser?


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,141 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    If you report a change it will trigger a new assessment 
    You should only report if the changes significantly affect your daily living and mobility and you would get a higher award

    I would recommend getting advice from welfare rights first 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    I have been diagnosed with arthritis on my left foot and i have further problems etc.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,141 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again 

    Pip isn't about a diagnosis but about how that condition affects your daily living against the descriptors 

    I am only giving you my opinion it is your decision if you think it warrants a reassessment but with any review you put your current award at risk

    I would also consider how long your current award has left if it is near renewal it may not be worth reporting 
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 814 Pioneering
    @james19o6 definitely get some proper advice first. 

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,287 Disability Gamechanger
    Do not deviate anything until you have had advice. The info on PIP points scoring is everywhere so you should be able to look up the points you currently get and then look at whether any more might be available. Getting worse does not automatically equal more points.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,110 Disability Gamechanger
  • scoobi24scoobi24 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    @james19o6 i didnt know how it all worked so wrote to PIP in Jan 2021 sayin i had got worse n more probs day to day livin n when im out, they rang me did a change of circumstance 3 weeks ago, rang today, its stil not put on system, said its royal mail with snail pace, sayin they will look at whole award when im ok with daily livin its more mobility, prob have to have another assessment n mite lose it all so make sure it severely affects your life or you could lose it all, on a plus could get more or stay same, hopefully u heard by now though, 👍🏻
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