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I have had a letter today to say I have to fill in all the pip forms again because my health has changed since I first applied, whe I went it was just for my leg but now my right arm is not working. And until this is sorted out I can not receive any pip money? I have only just had one month since they reassessed in October.

Is this normal the first one was bad enough for 2 hours.

Dianne xx

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I am so genuinely sorry to read this and I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with your new application. I have not been through anything of this nature, but I can imagine that it happens regularly as they make folk wait so long that their conditions get worse? Please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x

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Hello Dianne,

I have only just seen your post.

I did a second application for PIP whilst mid way through an award. I was on the low rate of daily care and nothing for mobility. I did not agree with the original decision but did not have the energy to challenge it.

Anyway, my mobility got worse, I was using a wheelchair as well as paying for increasing amounts of treatment. I needed more help and submitted the new set of forms.

After a bit of going backwards and forwards as well as asking for a Mandatory Reassessment I ended up with high rate mobility PIP and low rate daily care. This was the support that I needed.

It is worth it to ask for a review if your health gets worse. Just bear in mind that the whole award is the subject of review.

Best wishes,


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Thank you so much that gives me hope

I did the same and did an unplanned intervention as the DWP like to call it now.

I had another assessment and provided new consultant reports and gathered as much new evidence as I could.

I was originally awarded standard mobility and no care, but after deteriorating only a few months after my award ( it took a year to get a decision so will over a year since I put my original claim in) I rang DWP and was sent a new form, had another home assessment only a few weeks later (as it's much better now but when I first applied in 2014 the wait was at least a year for most) and I was awarded both enhanced mobility and care for 2 1/2 years.

So if you have gotten worse then it's in your best interest to tell them but as another poster has advised, they do look at everything again but it's rare if you've gotten worse and can prove it, for DWP to reduce an award.

Have got a new post on now about putting in another claim for pip as my circumstances have changed

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