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can get pip for autism?

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cazpatcha
cazpatcha Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Does anyone else know if I can get pip for autism? I also have personallty disorder and osteo  arthritis.

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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,379 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @cazpatcha   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining. Thank you for your question.

    I am unsure of an answer. Have you contacted PIP website for qualifying criteria..

    Some one from our community or team will advise.

    Benefits are complex and confusing. Have a look at our benefit information, advice for answers.

    Consider also speaking to CAB .  Can help with forms, plus have a lot of knowledge and expertise.

    We are a supportive community. Friendly .

    Please ask if we can help with anything. Some one will know.

    Take care

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @cazpatcha
    Welcome to the community! If these are having an impact on your daily activities then you should be eligible :)
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  • cazpatcha
    cazpatcha Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    It's for my appeal. The DWP failed me on their assessment.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it totally depends how those conditions affect you daily. Good luck.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @cazpatcha
    Have you tried the PIP self test to see how you could possibly score? As @poppy123456 says, it;s not about the diagnosis but how it affects you in day to day life.

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  • cazpatcha
    cazpatcha Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thanks. I WILL TRY IT.
  • trev2819
    trev2819 Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    @cazpatcha You may also find this page useful: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/appeals/how-decisions-are-made/

    the page also contains a link to the descriptors used to describe the help you need and how many points each one is worth.
  • clarabelle
    clarabelle Community member Posts: 71 Courageous
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    Id suggest you make an appointment with your local disability advice team and they will help you complete the mandatory consideration process. If you have a support worker ask them to write a letter, and also your Gp - you can submit these as supporting evidence. 
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