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Hi, my name is Helen800!

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Helen800
Helen800 Community member Posts: 3 Listener

Hello. Hope to gain some advice and share my journey 🙂

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,603 Disability Gamechanger
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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,056 Scope online community team
    edited May 22
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    Welcome @Helen800! I hope you'll find the community friendly and useful 😊

    Please feel free to take a look around and if you have any questions, just ask away!

    Rosie (she/her)

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  • Helen800
    Helen800 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I will have a look around. My adult daughter with ADHD and Autism has applied for PIP and been declined with zero points - just been advised going to tribunal. The whole process is the most bizarre pantomime I have ever heard. I truly have no idea how DWP can reject a claim with diagnosis and all questions evidenced. It appears they just say ‘No’ I don’t believe you. Waiting to see what DWP say they disagree with or say ‘prove it’ ! So it appears later diagnosed adults in life - have been struggling to make sense of the world - getting on, to then have to put into words what they have been masking and struggling with for years! Blows my mind as a parent. Looking forward to reading other members journey. I understand why so many applicants just give up the fight. It is utterly draining . Does anyone else feel the same ? Daughter works part time, which feels like it goes against her. She has multiple reasonable adjustments in place. Wondering if working - goes against a claim ? Thanks
    Helen

  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,056 Scope online community team
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    It's not easy at all @Helen800, you wouldn't be the first to describe it as draining! Tribunals do often have a much better success rate, but it's awful to have to go through the stress of the whole process to get there.

    Depending on the work sometimes assessors will see it as going against the reasons for the claim so it can impact it a little. But it's not always the case. Rather than going off a diagnosis or evidence, they tend to focus a lot on the descriptors with what's written on the form, and whether there are any specific real world examples to show how each descriptor applies to the claimant in their day-to-day life. It's can be a pretty stressful process for everyone involved, but I hope your daughter has a better result from the tribunal.

    We have a section for discussing PIP that you or your daughter might find interesting to read through. There's also a section for Autism and Neurodiversity. We have some really helpful members so I'm sure they could offer some advice if you have any questions about anything.😊

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  • Helen800
    Helen800 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    sounds great. Thanks 🙏

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