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PIP and T1

Ali_P
Ali_P Member Posts: 1 Listener
What are people's experiences with pip and T1 diabetes health problems? I have recently assisted my son in applying for pip as he has a lot of problems which are all related to his T1 ranging from depression to physical disabilities (i.e. neuropathy, gastrointestinal and sight) I would welcome any advice on this as I'm sure we will need to appeal 

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  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    Ali_P said:
    What are people's experiences with pip and T1 diabetes health problems? I have recently assisted my son in applying for pip as he has a lot of problems which are all related to his T1 ranging from depression to physical disabilities (i.e. neuropathy, gastrointestinal and sight) I would welcome any advice on this as I'm sure we will need to appeal 
    Amongst the many issues I have to live with there is Type 1 difficult to control diabetes. Difficult because I never know when the pancreas will produce some insulin caused by Chronic Pancreatitis.

    It is10 years since I was diagnosed and now have problems with legs and feet.

    I made reference to all of this on my first PIP form back in 2013. The assessor ignored the issues as did the DWP stating that as I was not under the care of a specialist then the issues cannot be that bad.

    After that I gave up mentioning it on the next two PIP forms simply because it would be wasting my time as it was clear that the DWP just didn't believe me - flogging a dead horse!
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Ali and welcome

    The main thing to remember on a PIP claim is that PIP is a test of functionality. The DWP are not interested in condition, illness or diagnosis but the effect that these have on daily activities and mobility. Pay attention to the descriptors don't try and make the descriptors fit your sons condition
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Rosie1650
    Rosie1650 Member Posts: 17 Connected
    My husband is T1 and has many ongoing conditions Also, I found that getting our Diabetic team, nurse and consultant to help with evidence, gathering as much as you can from each consultant, and submitting it along with your own evidence for the care you provide for your son, this should help with them understanding how his T1 affects him and his daily life 

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