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Postby debs67 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:34 pm

Been awarded pip in october last year , got the standard rate of daily living allowance. Do i need to inform them of finding out i have fibro too only found out beginning of dec 14. If so would i be put in a higher rate of pay . I missed out by 2 points for the mobility part of it .
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Re: pip

Postby MPSGuy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:14 pm

What benefit groups you go in for PIP depends on how your disability affects you, not on what your diagnosis is. So if your condition has got worse and you are more disabled and less mobile you might get higher benefits, but you wont get higher benefits just from having the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

I think it is a difficult decision to make because if you contact them they might decide to reassess you. Any reassessment could potentially lead to ending up with nothing. (remember many people fine the assessments outcome often bares little relation to reality).
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Re: pip

Postby debs67 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:21 pm

Thanks, ive also informed dwp and they have asked for a letter from my gp confirming it, so i have sent that to them. :-)
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Re: pip

Postby MPSGuy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:22 pm

debs67 wrote:Thanks, ive also informed dwp and they have asked for a letter from my gp confirming it, so i have sent that to them. :-)

fingers crossed :-D
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Re: pip

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:26 pm

I've moved this into here with you asking about a benefit debs as it's a more suitable board. When advising DWP about an additional dx, it can possibly trigger off a reconsideration/reassessment of your claim When/if this happens, the effect/impact that the recent dx has on your daily living and mobility issues will be looked at. It doesn't matter what dx you have been given, it is the way it affects you that is considered, rather than the condition itself.

Just so you're aware, when a claim is reconsidered/reassessed, the decision can go one of several ways. It doesn't guarantee that you will receive a higher rate as it is determined by how the Decision Maker interprets the new/additional info and evidence you have supplied. If enough evidence is provided, it could lead to a higher rate/additional parts of a benefit being paid. If the DM interprets what has been sent in as having little or no effect, then your claim could stay the same. However, if the info is interpreted as having a lesser effect/impact on the claimant's life, then it is possible for an award to be reduced or even taken away. It's not something we hear of happening very often, but is worth knowing about.....just in case.
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