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Hello. Just heard the other day about the new pip guidelines to activity 7 and 9 under the daily living on pip, does this mean current awards that scored points on 7 or 9 and none of the other or vice versa mean that a court ruling the dwp have to give a point or two on the descriptor that scored zero and have money backdated to March this year?

My husband was given a three year award from September last year he was given 11 points on daily living, activity 7 communicating 0 points. Activity 9 mixing with people 2 points. Could anyone explain what this ruling means for my husbands current pip award

Thank you. Dawn

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    Hi, No that's not what it means. It's aimed at those with epilepsy and sensory difficulties only! DWP will go through all the awards of those affected over the next 2 years and award those extra points and backdate money to March 2017. Those that experience psychological distress won't be affected by the changes. So for your husband it depends on why he claims PIP.

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    meant claim pip because me eperlepsy and mental health after me pip up for renewal does it mean i loose it altogether now
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      Hi Ross, i'm unsure to be honest ross. I mostly understand the sensory/cognitive part because it applies to my daughter who's recently had a PIP assessment. Currently waiting for a copy of the assessment report but it's delayed being returned to DWP because it's in audit still. I have a feeling it's delayed because of those changes.

      Sorry i couldn't help with the epilepsy part. All i can tell you is that those who currently have an award, their awards will be checked sometime between now and the next 2 years. If you're owed money it'll be backdated to March 2017 but it's going to take a huge amount of time to get there.


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