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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 14th Feb 18, 6:55 PM
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    PIP..change of circumstances request
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    • 14th Feb 18, 6:55 PM
    PIP..change of circumstances request 14th Feb 18 at 6:55 PM
    As it!!!8217;s been approx 10 months since moving to part time hours salary etc.
    I!!!8217;ve been attending fortnightly hospital appts for blood test until beginning March 2018 -then mri then 8 weekly appts.
    Anyway I!!!8217;ve also at last started M.S. medicines since Sept 2017-possibly for life depending on blood tests.mris!!!8217;
    I!!!8217;ve requested a change of circumstances pip form-which I have received.
    I want to inform dmp of points I made above and hopefully increase from 8 points lower rate mobility points to higher rate mobility -and consider possibility of stopping to work-permanently.

    Is there any help on how I could answer the PIP form-it!!!8217;s not a shortened version -questions very similar to original pi form (since 2012-I have m.s. since 2010)

    Thanks in advance mser!!!8217;s
    Last edited by Dandytf; 24-02-2018 at 10:45 AM.
    sc dmp 2012 13k
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 14th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
    As itís been approx 10 months since ,owing to part time hours salary etc.
    Iíve been attending fortnightly hospital appts for blood test until beginning March 2018 -then mri then 8 weekly appts.
    Anyway Iíve also at last started M.S. medicines since Sept 2017-possibly for life depending on blood tests.mrisí
    Iíve requested a change of circumstances pip form-which I have received.
    I want to inform dmp of points I made above and hopefully increase from 8 points lower rate mobility points to higher rate mobility -and consider possibility of stopping to work-permanently.

    Is there any help on how I could answer the PIP form-itís not a shortened version -questions very similar to original pi form (since 2012-I have m.s. since 2010)

    Thanks in advance mserís
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    Unfortunately no one here can tell you how to fill that form in because we don't know how your conditions affect you daily. What you need to do is write as much info as possible. You'll also need to send in evidence to support your claim because they very rarely contact anyone for evidence.

    They will look at the whole award again and not just the mobility part and you could lose everything you already have. The criteria for mobility moving around part is 20 metres or less regularly reliably, without pain and discomfort. Good luck and expect another assessment because most people have these.
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 14th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
    https://www.mssociety.org.uk/ms-resources/claiming-personal-independence-payment-booklet

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/help-with-your-claim/fill-in-form/
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 14th Feb 18, 7:36 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:36 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:36 PM
    Thanks mser!!!8217;s too late tonight for personal mentions.
    Excellent information-I!!!8217;ll certainly use a lot of the advice mentioned.
    I have until 5th march to complete and return form.
    Very surprised what counts as an aid-stool etc interesting!
    In addition I can use my medicine (which is amending immune system to zap lesions/m.s.)
    I have years of health contracts-I!!!8217;ll prop update this info to incude nurse support-though haven!!!8217;t managed to request a home visit yet as i!!!8217;m Independent when possible.
    sc dmp 2012 13k
    Jan 2018 8840 paid. 60% approx.
    • venison
    • By venison 14th Feb 18, 10:21 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 10:21 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 10:21 PM
    https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/pip-points-system
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 22nd Mar 18, 7:35 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 18, 7:35 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 18, 7:35 PM
    Not sure what to make of today's returned call from Atos in response to my recently posted change in circumstances.
    Asked a few questions which I answered.
    Told no face to face meeting required.
    What does that mean is it good news?
    sc dmp 2012 13k
    Jan 2018 8840 paid. 60% approx.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 22nd Mar 18, 8:16 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 18, 8:16 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 18, 8:16 PM
    Not sure what to make of today's returned call from Atos in response to my recently posted change in circumstances.
    Asked a few questions which I answered.
    Told no face to face meeting required.
    What does that mean is it good news?
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    It doesn't mean anything, other than a paper based assessment has been done. You can still ring DWP to ask for a copy of the report to be sent to you, as there's still one done even though there was no assessment. Good luck.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 22nd Mar 18, 8:40 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 18, 8:40 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 18, 8:40 PM
    It doesn't mean anything, other than a paper based assessment has been done. You can still ring DWP to ask for a copy of the report to be sent to you, as there's still one done even though there was no assessment. Good luck.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    My concern is that I only posted new illness info support and ongoing monitoring etc..
    I had to remind the lady that the form mentioned don't re send any previous info or appointments.
    A lot of my info was recorded on my 1stpip 2012 and updated 2016 my previous change in circumstances where I did get a face to face.
    Hope Atos use all the information when making latest decision.
    As I didn't have much time other than listening to 'you will hear from us'-did I posssibly hear in upto 10 weeks for decision.maybe not sure.
    sc dmp 2012 13k
    Jan 2018 8840 paid. 60% approx.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 27th Mar 18, 8:00 PM
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    • 27th Mar 18, 8:00 PM
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    • 27th Mar 18, 8:00 PM
    Dmp using text messaging
    Since my Fri afternoon call from Atos-
    Dmp text message today pip assessment has been received,
    Could hear in 4 weeks approx.
    Not bad at all-hope I made the correct decision to make this request as current award is until 2023.
    sc dmp 2012 13k
    Jan 2018 8840 paid. 60% approx.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 16th Apr 18, 6:03 PM
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    Paper report today in post.
    Not certain where to go if I appeal within next 28 days.
    Reasonably happy with upgrade to enhanced daily living
    Though enhanced mobility would be nice for next few months or years.
    Also there is an additional note on the written report -PIP to be reviewed every 5 years-which takes a lot of unnecessary worry of my mind.
    Think I'll continue with this pip and cancel my return to full time work.
    Thanks mser's didn't intend to post updates across multiple threads though it's great that other mser's are sharing similar experiences.
    sc dmp 2012 13k
    Jan 2018 8840 paid. 60% approx.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 17th Apr 18, 10:40 PM
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    Last post for this thread at least from myself
    Found a few mins to call pip today
    Upgraded daily living backdated payment this Friday +200is approx.
    New regular pip payment from 11th May.
    Taking everything into consideration, I've decided to continue working part time avoiding the temptation to return to full time permanently which would have been mainly financial gain.
    Too much noise in office-reduced hours has been amazing past year.
    As mentioned part time wage+pip+wtc -realistically should provide a nice comfy lifestyle when possible with m.s.
    sc dmp 2012 13k
    Jan 2018 8840 paid. 60% approx.
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