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Hi, my name is nickaroberts!

Hi my wife and I have a disabled boy (Autism & ADHD) who is 16 in April 2020 when which he has to transfer his claim for DLA to PIP with me as the appointee as he has a mental age of 12 and cannot recognise dangerous & does not understand the value of money and cannot calculate change or the types of coins and notes.
I am currently preparing for the transition to PIP.




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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm assuming you've already applied to become his appointee, is that correct?

    If so then when you receive the forms you need to make sure you put as much information as possible about how his conditions affect him against the PIP descriptors. Then add a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time he attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to him.

    Make sure you send relevant evidence with the form to support his claim because they rarely contact anyone for this.

    Expect a face to face assessment because most people have them. Paper based assessments are rare. If you are his official appointee then you will be able to answer the questions on his behalf but he will need to be there during the assessment.

    Hope this helps, good luck.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,346 Disability Gamechanger
    @nickaroberts Hello and welcome to the community, always nice to see new members, I hope your sons transfer to PIP goes successful, following Poppy's advice will definitely help things along
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @nickaroberts .
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nickaroberts and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  If there is anything else we can help/support you with then you only just have to ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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