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Hi. Looking for Advice

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JACKA
JACKA Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited May 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi 
My son has been reffered by his school to be tested for ADHD and Autism. He has always struggled since a young age with motor skills and concentration. He also struggles with eating. From nusrey to primary school to secondary school he has always struggled with learning. 

We received a letter today saying that they have received his refferal for ADHD and Autism but it could take up to 3 years for him to be assessed. A family member mentioned that we might be entitled to PIP for him to help. I'm unsure if I should apply for it for him as we only have the refferal letter and his red book from when he was little. Any advice would be really appreciated 

Kind Regards 
Christopher 

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    Hello @JACKA and a warm welcome to the community.

    PIP is for adults and young people over 16. If your son is under 16 it would be DLA that you would look to claim.

    Neither PIP or DLA require a formal diagnosis to be awarded.

    Do you have anything from his schools detailing his difficulties there and any support they've given him? Either through meetings with the school SENCO or his teachers etc? 
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  • JACKA
    JACKA Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi Adrian 

    We have letters from his pediatrician and he has support from a support teacher at school. He went for various testing when he was younger. He had speech and language tests done. Hearing tests. All the early stuff is detailed in his red book that he was given as a baby. I have contacted the Department of working pensions and they are sending a pack for me and Jack's mum to fill in. 

    I was just unsure as he hasn't been official diagnosed and the wait time could be up to 3 years 😔

    Thank you for taking the time to message us
     
    Kind Regards 

    Christopher 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm glad we could help @JACKA and if you have any questions about the form or the rest of your application, you know where we are.

    I'm sorry the wait to be diagnosed could be a while yet, it does sound like your son has good support around him, and at school too, which is positive to hear :)
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