Cancer diagnosis, do I tell them?

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Hi all,

I have just been diagnosed with cancer. I won't know the likely outcome until after surgery to hopefully remove it. Is it best I tell DWP or not? I currently get lower PIP payment.


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    I'm sorry to hear that. Unless you've been diagnosed as terminal and have less than 6 months then there's no need to report the changes because PIP isn't about a diagnosis.

    Also the 3 month rule will apply here, if the terminal one doesn't. This means you must have had the condition for at least 3 months to receive a higher award, if the descriptors apply to you.

    I really don't mean to sound harsh just incase you think i am. I just don't want you to report the changes unless your functional conditions have got worse because reporting a change of circumstances means more forms, more face to face assessment and you could lose everything you already have.

    Good luck with the treatment and i hope everything goes ok for you!!! xx

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