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Hi, my name is mscags59!

mscags59 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited November 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Has anyone made a successful PIP application with Autism


  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mscags59, and welcome to the community!

    PIP applications aren't dependent on the diagnosis you have, but on the way your conditions affect your life. So in your case, it would be how autism affects your/somebody else's life that determines how many points you are awarded. 

    Are you making an application at the moment? Let us know if you need any support or advice! 
  • mscags59
    mscags59 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Pippa, Yes I understand that DWP have been instructed to officially turn down 80 per cent of applications. My son had got DLA and I have commenced Mandatory Reconsideration request for PIP and I will have to appeal. I have support from Autism Berkshire. but any advice will be gratefully received.
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for letting me know @mscags59, and sorry that you're having to go through the appeals process. Scope have some good guidance on how to make an appeal that you might find useful, and if you have any specific questions throughout the process, just let us know. Good to hear that you have support from an Autism charity too! 


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