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PIP award

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Good afternoon.

I have been lucky enough to be awarded PIP (lower component for both) 

The reason I write is I that on the mobility part of the claim it states that ‘you can stand then move using an aid or appliance more than 20 metres but no more than 50 m’ 

Technically I can do more than this some days, though never with out back/hip pain, or without suffering hip/back pain after, particularly on standing. Do I need to advise the DWP of this?  I am worried that if I advise this, they will stop it all together? The Daily living needs part has not changed, in fact, I am about to be issued with a lymphedema sleeve which I will require help with at home to put on (I currently score 0 for this section) I also have to visit my hospital every 4 weeks for my Port-a-Cathe to be flushed (something I will need to keep for the next 3 years minimum) Does this come within the ‘Managing your treatments section?  

Sorry for all the questions. This is my 4th diagnosis, but the first time I have ever claimed anything.


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Hi  and welcome to the Online Community but always sorry to see folks finding us.

PIP is a very muddy field so good advice is important. Try calling our Macmillan Support Line Services on 0808 808 00 00 as there are benefits advisers on the helpline and these folks can be very helpful even if all you want to do is talk with friendly person that can help in lots of ways.

Mike - Thehighlander

It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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I agree with Mike - one for the experts. You can post your question here in the community on ask a financial expert

All the best and good luck!