Can I reapply?
I applied for PIP last year. I have Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, mild cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. The man doing the assessment didn't seem interested in what I was saying, like if it didn't happen yesterday it wasn't important - but if those things hadn't happened then I wouldn't have issues now. He judged me on the 2 minutes walk from waiting room to his office, exercises lying down and seemed to coax the answers he wanted by the way he kept interrupting me and wording the questions differently. I could not have completed those exercises standing, only because I had something to hold me up. When I got home I felt like I'd been walking for days - I can't walk too fast, to keep up with someone, for example/jog or run - without an intense burning pain in my shins, I wear insoles to straighten my feet - if I don't they lean inwards when I walk and I walk on my tiptoes, my shoes last me a few months at best. I had splints, physio and hydrotherapy as a child to try and correct this and should've received surgery to cut and stretch my tendons but my parents were wanting to try and avoid putting me through this. As for the asd/anxiety, he said I was fine although I didn't make eye contact, had earplugs in and used my fidget stim toy the whole time. I cannot deal with change, have sensory issues and have ocd traits with cleanliness and eating which often disrupts my day and I have to be reminded of what I'm doing. I barely leave the house. I applied for a mandatory reconsideration and got the same result. I just feel like I'm not getting my difficulties acknowledged, like I "don't look disabled enough" for help - these are invisible disabilities. If people could see what my head had to deal with daily with tasks that people do without thinking and feeling like I've been hit by a bus after a day out, then they'd maybe understand?