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my son was given bad advice and told he had to apply for PIP even though he was in receipt of DLA we did this and went for the assessment 7 weeks ago, he has Paranoid Schizophrenia. He has been refused PIP !! reading what the decision maker has put you would think that there is nothing wrong with him. I am distraught. it has taken months to sort this out and now we are back to square one, I have asked for a copy of the report, i am interested to see what the so called assessor has written to make then come to their decision. It seems that if you "smile" or make eye contact (he has a 60%hearing loss and lip reads" then you are fine. I am so upset because of the stress we are going through. How can somebody be diagnosed with this mental illness by one of the UK's top psychiatrists [name removed by moderator] and be assessed by someone who knows nothing about mental health in an hour which will ruin their life?