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TOPIC: Should I contact pip

Should I contact pip 2 months 3 weeks ago #229551

I get standard for both personal and mobility on pip my mobilty has got worse also been diagnosed with sleep apnia should I tell pip and is it now universal credit that deals with it I'm 65 years old

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Should I contact pip 2 months 3 weeks ago #229552

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PIP and Universal Credit are separate benefits, the former is awarded to help with the additional costs that a disabled person can have, UC in the context of disability is an income replacement benefit for those unable to work due to their disability.

Before you report a change, can you reasonably score the extra points that you need for a higher award? If you can't then the DWP are unlikely to be bothered by your failure to report a deterioration in your conditions.

If you do report a change, then do so in writing to the DWP office dealing with your claim, if you can afford to do so, send it by a Tracked post so you have proof of delivery.

You will need to have had the new limitations for at least three months before a revised award can be made.

Reporting a change will result in a new PIP2 form being sent and almost certainly a face to face assessment, the resulting Decision will supersede your existing award, whatever it might be

Gordon
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