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Pip declined

cesilcesil Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited February 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
my sons who has autism turned 16 and we had to apply for pip from dla. We have been declined pip and I am having trouble understanding the jargon on the assessors report. They refer to his MSE and MSO. Does anyone know what they refer to. Also assessors did tests like count down in sevens and remember 3 things. He was able to do the sevens but not the 3 things.  What do each test show? The biggest thing I am really annoyed about is the assessor report has flying colours for his appearence, well kept, well fed and did not look anxious  but do not take into account that at the time of assessment he was receiving full time care as awarded dla. If he didn't have care the report would of been different. Would he received pip if 3 weeks prior leading to assessment I stopped all care . Is this care being received at time been taken into account.
please help


  • jamby41jamby41 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi whatever the assessor states on the report I would not give it much thought. 
    They fill in the report very much the same for everyone. It's actually a template they use, so everyone gets more or less the same. I realised this when I read the report published recently into how, disabled sick people are treated by Atos. I had only read a few and could identify with several other reports. The only thing you can do is put in a mandatory reconsideration to DWP and if they deny you again, ring them and tell them you want to appeal. You have to do this within a month.
    If you can get help citizens advice, welfare rights, I would contact them straight away. 
    Also start gathering any medical evidence you may have missed. If you can get the backing from anyone who knows your son contact them.
    Good luck and don't let them drag you down.
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    We have information here about appealing a DWP decision, I know it seems scary and overwhelming, but lots of people who appeal do win.

    Senior online community officer
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