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Pip for my son

gill51gill51 Member Posts: 17 Listener

Hi I have applied for pip for my 16 year old son who has sever depression with psychosis, agoraphobia, anxiety separation disorder , self harm, suicidal thoughts. Also suffers from asthma but is controlled by inhalers and a peanut allergy which we have an epipen.I have home treatment team visit every day . Doctor comes out to see him and take blood tests, he's on medication for anaemia and reflux. Early intervention team are working with him and are sorting CBT for him. He also has a care worker allocated and a mental health nurse. I filled his pip form out and sent it back to dwp after 2 week I rang to see if the forms had been received and was told that they had received them and had been with dm for a week and was doing the  claim on a paper based decision. Does anyone have any idea why he hasn't been called for a f2f or assessment.  I didn't send any medical evidence with my claim just the names addresses and phone numbers of people working with him. Thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Are you sure that the assessment report has been returned to DWP? That does seem rather quick. If you put enough of information on the form and they contacted some people for further information then it's possible to have a paper based assessment but it's very rare.

    If the report has been returned to DWP then you can request a copy to be sent to you, if you live in the UK. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.
    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.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Hi there 

    Welcome to the community. I filled out the forms last summer for my son (2) with a physical disability. There’s not much to do apart from repeatedly emailing or phoning to check on things. Keep us posted if you can. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,284 Disability Gamechanger
    @gill51, it your responsibility to send medical information or any evidence you think that's supports your sons PIP application. It looks as if from reading the application form they may have phoned the contacts you have not usually done. So from your post it looks as if your sons PIP application could be a paper based assessment. You may get his results by the end of May if it with a decision maker but there is no set time limit. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I would ring DWP to check the assessment report has been returned and that a paper based assessment has been completed. It just seems so quick.

    My daughters recent PIP review, when i rang to see what was happening i was also told that it was with a decision maker, which i thought was rather strange because the file has to be sent to the health assessment providers. Even with a paper based assessment a report still has to be written. I waited a couple of weeks and rang back and was told her file had now been sent to them. She did end up having a paper based assessment because i sent good evidence to support her claim.

    I hope the information you were given is correct and that a paper based assessment has been done. Good luck.
    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.
  • gill51gill51 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    I am wondering with it being so quick and me not sending the medical evidence in only what i wrote about him and his medications hes on if maybe it might have been rejected.
  • gill51gill51 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Yes i spoke to the man on the phone and he said my claim for my son is with the dm
  • gill51gill51 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    I did state that he had not had a f2f and was told that it was decided that they was doing a paper based assessment and it was now in the hands of the dm and I would get a reply by the end of May or within 4 to six week 
  • gill51gill51 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    He did say I would get a reply within 4 to 6 week or by the end of May 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As advised, you can ring for a copy of the assessment report to be sent 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.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    First thing in the morning you should phone up asking for a copy of the assessment report. Pay attention to what it says. Highlight all inaccuracies in the report. 
  • gill51gill51 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Thankyou I will
  • gill51gill51 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    I have been in touch with dwp and they are sending me assessment report out today which they said I will receive some time next week. I asked why my son didn't have a f2f and they said cause of his condition they had decided to do a paper based assessment.  His claim his with the dm and they are working on his claim and I should receive a decision in the next few week. Does any one now what this means please.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Good morning @gill51. It's impossible to know which way it is leaning but the DM will base his decision on the report, so once you have that it'll give you a better idea. 
    Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on and what's decided for your son. :)
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    Scope

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  • gill51gill51 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Just received my son's review report form- PA3.. Assessment report. He scored 17 points for daily living and 10 for mobility. Does this mean the dm will agree with this
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That suggests it's Enhanced for daily living and standard for mobility and yes they usually go with the report. You will still have to wait for the decision.
    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.
  • gill51gill51 Member Posts: 17 Listener
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