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PIP assessment, should he appeal?

sharonefsharonef Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
My son has just been turned down for PIP. He is currently unable to work due to being injured in the workplace and is awaiting surgery on his back. He had a PIP assessment at home a week ago and has been turned down because he doesn't meet "their"criteria. He cannot stand for longer than 10 minutes, can't walk more than a few yards without his leg going numb,is in constant pain and has had to give up his activities which were walking/camping/anything outdoors. We supplied all of his medical notes/reports from the hospital/osteopaths etc He is also quite depressed as you can image... no job, no money and very limited job prospects in the future. Is it worth appealing the decision 
The assessor also asked him several times if my daughter's guide dog was a family pet. We told him quite explicitly that as my daughter is blind it is HER working guide dog and no one in the house has anything to do with the dog , eg taking it for a walk. 
I would be grateful for any advice as i know they try to trip you up with everything. 


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