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TOPIC: should i inform pip of 2nd heart attack

should i inform pip of 2nd heart attack 1 month 1 week ago #196764

Hi all , just subscribed today.. can anyone answer a question for me please. My last 'pip' assessment was a few yrs ago 2014 and they know i had a heart attack in July 2012.. I suffered a 2nd heart attack last Oct 2016, the hospital said i don't need to inform 'pip' but a few people i have spoken to say i should. Also the strength of my morphine has been upped a fair bit and the side effects wont go, so I'm often trapped indoors because I'm far to unstable to walk. Thanks for reading and thanks in advance to anyone replying.

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should i inform pip of 2nd heart attack 1 month 1 week ago #196788

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Shelli

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

Welcome to Benefits and Work

You only need to contact the DWP if you conditions have changed.

If there has been a sustained improvement then you must contact the DWP.

If there has been a deterioration then you need to consider whether this will actually score you extra points, more importantly can you reasonably score the extra points that you need to receive an increased award?

If you don't think that that you would qualify for a higher award, then you don't need to contact the DWP, they are really not bothered if a claimant does not tell them that their conditions are worse. If you do, then consider it, but be aware that reporting a Change will result in a full reassessment of your claim, new form and almost certainly a face to face assessment.

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