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TOPIC: PIP changes in circumstances question any advice?

PIP changes in circumstances question any advice? 11 months 1 week ago #170222

Hi

I have a five year award for PIP on the basis of my needs because of a mental health condition. I have been rediagnosed recently and told that instead of actually having this first condition, all my problems are the result of another condition instead which was misdiagnosed as the first one. There's been no change to my needs only the actual condition I have.

Will I have to reapply from the beginning again and go through all the steps again? Or is this something they can change easily?

I've arranged for a call back from them to sort it but it could take a week to get the call and I'm incredibly worried about going through the process again and the financial struggles of it all so thought I'd ask here to see if anyone knows.

Thank you

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PIP changes in circumstances question any advice? 11 months 1 week ago #170238

Hi and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

PIP is awarded for care and/or mobility needs rather than specific diagnoses. Therefore, you do not need to notify DWP unless these needs have changed. Even then, they are only really interested if your needs have reduced so that they can pay you less!

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PIP changes in circumstances question any advice? 11 months 1 week ago #170326

Thank you for the reply!

They've called back now and said they'll just put it as an additional note on my file/claim/whatever they call it and a case manager will look it over.

Does this mean I will be reassessed? I'm so confused!

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PIP changes in circumstances question any advice? 11 months 1 week ago #170391

MsJane wrote: Thank you for the reply!

They've called back now and said they'll just put it as an additional note on my file/claim/whatever they call it and a case manager will look it over.

Does this mean I will be reassessed? I'm so confused!


If you have notified the DWP then I think it likely that you will now be reassessed but it is possible that you may avoid this IF a claims manager contacts you.

If you are then this will be a full reassessment of your claim.

Gordon

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