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Going to tribunal for my daughter with learning difficulties and autism

1anx_mum1anx_mum Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited May 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi just been looking how long pip takes to sort out,its been a nightmare for me so far long story short I have a daughter who has learning difficulties and autism also mental health issues and others to name a few,she had been getting DLA for last 16 years she is now mid twenties,as DLA has stopped said I would need to apply for pip,gp didn't get round to found report as yet but ,had face to face consultation with a atoms nurse who started no points on daily living and mobility saying she seemed fine to her,so asked for reconsideration, just heard back saying that some reports I sent where historic dating over seven years ago,what a joke her disability is live long its gonna be historic as she was born this way,now gotta go to tribunal,does any 1 have same issues if so how long did it take to sort out

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  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @1anx_mum and a very warm welcome to the community. I am glad you've found us.
    I am not a benefits expert, but we do have some excellent people here who will be in touch with you about your situation. It is horrible. One wonders - so very, very often - from where on earth they find these people.
    Okay. Bear with us. I'm going to refer your post to the specialists concerned and they and/or some of our more knowledgeable members will be in touch in due course.
    For information that might help, I'm going to refer you to the thread 'Talk about PIP/DLA' and suggest you look in particular at the top item, the PIP Frequently asked questions. Follow the links through and you should find a great deal of useful information.
    For now, my warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard
    @JennysDad

  • leahburnett1996leahburnett1996 Posts: 11 Member
    Welcome to the community!!

    My situation is different than yours. My child has Spina Bifida (a birth defect of the spine). Irregardless you should appeal as you have a case. Get advice prior to tribunal however. I’m not a qualified expert in benefits and financial assistance programs but it seems that you have a case and are being denied benefits you rightfully deserve. I hope they actually read my form. I filled out the killer form of questions using a handy parent guide to help me include as much information as possible. I hope that we are awarded high rate mobility and middle or lower rate care due to his physical disability. 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community, @1anx_mum!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your situation, and that you and your daughter are having to go through this process. Tribunal wait times vary according to your location, however you can request an update by contacting the DWP number listed on your past letters.

    In the meantime, you may like to have a read of Scope's guidance on DWP appeals. Wishing you all the best, and please do keep us updated.
  • kami24kami24 Member Posts: 375 Pioneering
    I have been claiming for past 2 years as i have bpd and possible autism but now they say 2 points when before it was 10 so don't know what they are doing in their offices  they definitely do not understand autism or mental health conditions overall enough. I would love to work but my behaviour stops me i am highly intelligent i have a degree in social studies and have had 28 jobs since leaving school due to my condition i cannot stay at a job they usually sack me for my ' weirdness' or inappropriate behaviour which is nothing compared to some people's so i have sent p45s from most jobs to the dwp to prove I'm not lying.imagine if i was in a wheelchair as well as mental problems they still try and reassess the most vulnerable very wrong.
  • kami24kami24 Member Posts: 375 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community!!

    My situation is different than yours. My child has Spina Bifida (a birth defect of the spine). Irregardless you should appeal as you have a case. Get advice prior to tribunal however. I’m not a qualified expert in benefits and financial assistance programs but it seems that you have a case and are being denied benefits you rightfully deserve. I hope they actually read my form. I filled out the killer form of questions using a handy parent guide to help me include as much information as possible. I hope that we are awarded high rate mobility and middle or lower rate care due to his physical disability. 
    I think it's awful they tried to reassess you with nothing even though spina bifida
  • 1anx_mum1anx_mum Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thankyou guys for been so welcoming Leah they thought when I was pregnant with my daughter nearly 26 years ago she also had spina bifida but after been told they would understand if I wanted a termination as I was young,my reply not a chance my child is my child regardless of illness/disability I had an amniocentesis which confirmed no spina bifida but they couldn't tell me if other disabilities may be present,my heart goes out to all parents my daughter is the most loving and caring I know,just vulnerable because of that but I am proud of any achievements she makes, as we all are here as parents/friends and or family. Sending my thoughts to you all and thankyou again for all my replies so far
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