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Sorryitsme
Sorryitsme Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi,  I am new and have found the forum very informative, I just wanted to offer my timeline for PIP as some might find it helpful.  Not sure if this makes a difference but we are London based.

I applied on behalf of my child on 20th November over the phone, I received documents about a week later.  I completed the documents and included a copy of my daughters recent medical review from CAMHS, this included background history, current health, diagnosis, medication, next steps and returned the form on 16th December.  I started to worry after sending it that I did not write enough information, as I only wrote a paragraph for each question, but I was to the point.

On 5th Feb we had the assessment over the phone which I did on my Childs behalf, it was very straightforward and lasted approx. 10 minutes.  They wanted extra information about my child preparing a meal and mobility.

On 14th Feb I had a call to confirm bank details and over the phone they said that my child was entitled, High rate daily living and standard mobility and what the backdated amount was.  

I hope this helps! :smile:


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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Sorryitsme

    Welcome to the community! :) It's great the community has been a support for you <3 I am so glad your child was awarded and that they are getting the support they need! After all those forms and assessment, I'd say a slice of cake is in order! 
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  • Sorryitsme
    Sorryitsme Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hello @Sorryitsme

    Welcome to the community! :) It's great the community has been a support for you <3 I am so glad your child was awarded and that they are getting the support they need! After all those forms and assessment, I'd say a slice of cake is in order! 

    Thank you! We did have cake to celebrate :)
    Now it's the waiting game for the report so that I can review the points for mobility, as I honestly believe it should have been judged as high rate.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,213 Scope online community team
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    Welcome to the community @Sorryitsme! It's good to read that you had a positive outcome for your child. Thanks for sharing your timeline too, I know how helpful people find these to read through :)

    Do you think you'll go forward to challenge for higher mobility?
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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Please keep us updated! <3 
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  • Sorryitsme
    Sorryitsme Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Welcome to the community @Sorryitsme! It's good to read that you had a positive outcome for your child. Thanks for sharing your timeline too, I know how helpful people find these to read through :)

    Do you think you'll go forward to challenge for higher mobility?
    Hi Rosie, yes it is likely that I will challenge the decision.
    It will be interesting to read their reasons for low mobility, as I thought of the 2 elements my mobility responses and evidence was much more weighty.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,144 Disability Gamechanger
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    Whether it's possible to to be awarded Enhanced mobility will totally depend on exactly how their conditions affect them. Are they claiming because of physical conditions or mental health, cognitive or sensory issues?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Sorryitsme
    Sorryitsme Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    It was for mental health.
  • Sorryitsme
    Sorryitsme Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    It was for mental health.  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,144 Disability Gamechanger
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    Then it will depend on which descriptor they scored the points for following and planning a journey and how their conditions affect them. 

    Once you know where the points were scored I’d advise you to post back here for further advice. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Sorryitsme
    Sorryitsme Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Then it will depend on which descriptor they scored the points for following and planning a journey and how their conditions affect them. 

    Once you know where the points were scored I’d advise you to post back here for further advice. 
    Thank you, will do!

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