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Hi I have just been diagnosed with autism instead of personality disorder pip has my diagnosis as personally disorder do I have to let them know that it has been changed

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  • Posted

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how your conditions affect you daily, so no need to ring them because of a mis-diagnosis.

  • Posted

    I would say to write a letter to the PIP office who deals with your claim and let them know your circumstances has changed and that you have just been diagnosed with autism. Also enclosed a copy of the letter that said you've been diagnosed with autism and send it first class recorded delivery signed for it should cost no more than £2.00.

    If if you ring the pip office please record your conversation you do not need to tell them

    you are recording the conversation you are entitled to. Never speak to the benefit office without sending a follow up letter.

    hope this helps.

    • Posted

      Again wrong advice. There's no need to ring to report those changes because PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis...

  • Posted

    If you did let the DWP know that you have been wrongly diagnosed they could ask you to make a new claim for PIP & you could end up losing the benefit.  Denise is right, there is no need to let them know.

    • Posted

      Thank you I was starting to panic as someone on the forum said it was a change in circumstances and to let them know
    • Posted

      No, it's not a change of circumstances. Having a different diagnosis makes no different as i'm sure your condition is the same as before.

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