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Hello,  My son has received a PIP 1043 form just 8 months after he was awarded PIP standard rate for care.  This form was received on the 7.8.17 & has to be returned by the 31.8.17. which gives him 3 weeks to fill it in & return it.  This form is a lot easier than the original form for PIP.  It is mainly ticking boxes.  Nothing has changed in my son's circumstances regarding his care.  He has however recently developed blood clots & blockages in the veins in his legs.  I don't know if he should mention this as he does not get PIP for mobility.  What are your views on this?

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    Hi,

    If the clots in his legs causes him pain and difficulty walking then tick the got worse box. If you tick this box then you will need to write explaining why he's become worse and when. Explain why he has diffculty walking. You will also need to send some evidence to support this and any other evidence he has for the daily living issues. Having got the award last time doesn't mean he'll continue to get the award this time. Anything you send DWP please make sure you take copies of everything. Good luck.

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      When he was awared PIP last year, it was only for the care.  He was told he did not qualify for any mobility.  He only gets PIP for care.  He has had the clots in his legs for a few weeks now & is on medication to help the condition.  The form he has just been sent does not ask any questions about his mobility, it is only asking about his care & if there is any changes, which there isn't.  Will they need or want to know about the problems he is having with his legs?  

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      If he's only had the problems for a few weeks then he wouldn't qualify for the mobility part. To qualify for an award you must have had the condition for at least 3 months and expect it to last a further 9 months. In your son's case this means you would just tick the no change box for the daily living. When i had my review last year i had no changes for the daily living part either, i ticked the no change box and left the explanation box empty. As there was no change there was nothing to report. Hope this helps.

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      Thank you for your reply Denise.  I do appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to answer.  On reflection I think that my son has had the deep vein thrombosis in one leg for about 8 months & just in the last few weeks has been diagnosed with a narrowing of the vein in the other leg.  Whether or not the condition will last for a further 9 months, I don't think even the specialists know the answer to that. I can only assume that the conditions that he now has in both of his legs could last longer than 9 months.  The specialists have told him that he is prone to these problems & they can come & go.  It is a minefield but maybe the best plan of attack would be to tick all the no change boxes & not mention the problems with his legs. It is so sad in this day & age that genuine people have this worry & stress to claim what should be rightfully theirs & others who have very little wrong seem to be handed it on a plate.   rolleyes

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      I agree it sure is a minefield and very stressful too! However PIP is much harder to claim than DLA ever was and i think there's far less people claiming fraudulently for PIP. They don't just "hand it on a plate" to anyone anymore. You never get 2 people the same, even with the same conditions. What might affect one doesn't mean to say it affects another. Those indefinite awards are a thing of the past. With PIP the longest possible award is 10 years with a review at 8 years. Good luck on the review. Another thing to remember is a face 2 face assessment is highly likely, even at reviews it's rare to have that paper based decision. Good luck.

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