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Hi, my name is Mike1962!

MY SON MOVED INTO INDEAPENDANT  LIVING LAST YEAR AS I COULD NO LONGER COPE WITH HIS OUT BURST    HE HAS ASSPERGES   SYNDROM   AND ANGER ISSUES  PIP HAVE NOW SAID HE DOESNT NEED  THERE FUNDING  HELP 

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  • iza
    iza Community Co-Production Group Posts: 529 Pioneering
    Hi Mike, nice you are sharing with your worries. I will straight ask @BenefitsTrainingCo to advice you here. 

    Have a nice evening. 

    Iza 
  • Mike1962
    Mike1962 Member Posts: 2 Listener
  • Alex
    Alex Scope Posts: 1,305 Pioneering
    Hi @Mike1962

    Welcome to the community. Many people have experiences of applying for PIP so I'm sure we can help. Have you recently had the decision about PIP? Have you asked for a mandatory reconsideration?

    Thanks,
    Alex
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering
    Hi Mike1962,

    Your son should still be able to get PIP when living independently. It sounds like he has had to renew his PIP award and not scored enough points. This happens to a lot of people and can be challenged.

    He should ask for a mandatory reconsideration of the decision not to award PIP within one month of the date of the decision letter. He can do this by phone but it's best put in writing and send in any additional evidence he has about his daily living problems, such as a letter from a doctor or copy of a care plan, if he has one.

    If the reconsideration is not successful then he can appeal, again within one month of the date on the letter. 

    Please post back back if you have any more questions.

    Best wishes,

    Michael

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