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KittyTinker
KittyTinker Member Posts: 80 Pioneering
Hi we have been following the process of my son’s disability benefits turning to PIP post his 16th birthday. I sent in loads of evidence and contacts for health professionals and received a letter advising me that they would be contacting the professionals involved in my son’s care and I know his OT was phoned as she called me to ask permission to speak to the assessment department. I assumed as my son has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy that they probably wouldn’t need to see him face to face, but have now received a letter with an appointment for a fortnights time. My boy is level 2 on the gross motor functions classification guide (he is similar to Ryan the new character on Emmerdale). Is this normal and should I be worried he is getting a bit stressed already and is about to start his gcse’s. I’m playing it down saying it’s normal but just wondered what other people wit

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  • KittyTinker
    KittyTinker Member Posts: 80 Pioneering
    With cerebral palsy’s experience was of this process and outcomes.
    many thanks
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,178 Scope online community team
    Hi @KittyTinker
    It is standard to have a face to face assessment. I had one, I'm level 3 on gross motor function classification, the assessment was at my home and I found it fairly straight forward. 
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • KittyTinker
    KittyTinker Member Posts: 80 Pioneering
    Thanks Richard, I’ll continue to play it down. Were the assessors kind and considerate my boy is wonderful but he is a teenager and won’t suffer fools. 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,178 Scope online community team
    The assessor I had was very kind and considerate to me. She was apologetic for even having to conduct an assessment! Like you, I had already provided a huge amount of information to the DWP prior to the face to face.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • KittyTinker
    KittyTinker Member Posts: 80 Pioneering
    Great hopefully we will get an assessor like yours. I just worried that as they had loads of evidence and had also spoken to his OT that would seem sufficient to me. I just want it out of the way now so he can concentrate on his exams 

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