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kimbo1000
kimbo1000 Community member Posts: 2 Listener

Hi everyone, my son he is 16 years old and autistic and I had phone and applying for his PIP on the phone, what would be the next step for us?! please, thanks in advance 😊

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,197 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @kimbo1000, welcome to the community! Hope you're doing well today.

    If you've already rung PIP to start the claim, they should then send you out the claim form in the post. The next steps will be filling in the forms to explain how your son's condition affects him. There's lots of advice out there for how to do this, but it's a good idea to understand the descriptors they use to make a decision and provide lots of detailed, real world examples of how your son's conditions affect him in certain tasks. You can read about the descriptors here.

    If you feel like you might need some support filling in the form, you could try looking for a local advice agency. Sometimes they can be helpful to talk you through the best way of doing things.

    But if you have any questions about the process, our members are all very helpful so I'm sure they'd be able to offer you some advice. Lots of them have been through the process either themselves or for their children, so there's always some support available here 😊

    Rosie (she/her)

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you asked to become his appointee because he’s unable to manage his own claim?

    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.
  • kimbo1000
    kimbo1000 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    Has that all be set up? If it has then the next step will be to receive the PIP2 form (booklet)

    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.
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