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Moving from DLA to PIP but got lower scored on PIP
Hi my son was diagnosed with Autism in year 8 as he was suffering with anxiety and crying alot at school. We were awarded DLA for the last 3 years and I was getting carers allowance as I couldn't work because he needed me to take him everywhere, he found walking to schiol and back too stressful so I had to get a small car to take him to school to make his life better, apart from going to school he stays home all the time, no activities or sports, no friends ever came for him as he would find talking awkward. The last 5 years have been so hard and isolated for us both. He is now 16 and we applied for PIP , and a man came to the house to do his report. I had my letter on Saturday and he was only awarded 2 points and therefore not entitled to PIP. I have been so upset, without my carers I will need to get a job which will leave him home alone alot and not able to support him and his needs. He still has autism and the only thing that has changed is his age,. He still needs support in the outside world. He is supposed to be going to college in September and I am worrying about how he will get on, and don't know if he can .use public transport as he has never been anywhere in his own. How is he not entitled to anymore supprts. I am ringing tomorrow to appeal as I feel that they have made a mistake. I will go to tribunal if necessary.