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Help with PIP for autistic son

gemmaw8gemmaw8 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have a 16-year-old boy with autism struggled all his life never had a problem with the other one but now it's gone to pip they have refused him in the recommendation letter they lied about what he's able to do I am is appointee  for now until he goes to college this would help him out a lot if he got it he's also got dyspraxia dyslexia ADHD you will be going to a special needs college if anybody can help please can you put me in the right directions x


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @gemmaw8

    Welcome to our online community/family😃

    It’s great to meet you today 👍

    Yes we have got some benefit info/advice/advisors on here 😇😇😇

    Please please let me know if any of these would be helpful❓❓


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    If he's been refused your next step is to request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) you should put this request in writing stating where you think he should have scored those points and your reasons why. Adding 2-3 examples of what happened the last time he attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to him. You have 1 month from the date of the decision to request this.

    Evidence will be needed to support a claim because they very rarely contact anyone for this. The onus is on you to make sure it's sent.

    PIP is awarded based on how your conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors and not about a diagnosis.

    I'd advise you to speak to either and advice centre near you for help and support. Welfare rights or a law centre is a good place to start. This link will help you find what's local to you.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    We have some videos about the PIP appeal, this one is about going to Mandatory Reconsideration

    Senior online community officer
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