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beeman1200beeman1200 Member Posts: 31 Connected
edited September 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
I still on DLA just started insulin injection and a report saying I have autism should I apply for PIP?
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    It's entirely your decision whether you report the changes and apply for PIP. However, PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    May i ask what DLA award you have?
    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.
  • beeman1200beeman1200 Member Posts: 31 Connected
    Care lower mobility lower 

  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,411 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community glad you have joined

    As above it is your decision but may be worth waiting until they get in touch to transfer over

    Unless your condition has changed what you can and cant do against the descriptors then I would  remain as you ate. 

    Taking insulin is very common (me included) and doesnt really affect your daily living tasks, unless you need help to adminster
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,672 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @beeman1200 and welcome to the community!

    Here is some information about PIP which might help you see if you qualify. :)
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  • BendyHedgeBendyHedge Member Posts: 15 Listener
    HI,

    It's entirely your decision whether you report the changes and apply for PIP. However, PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    May i ask what DLA award you have?
    Hi
    Can i ask!.....if its based on inabilities etc....then how can PIP refute anything?....What i mean is...If the diagnosis isnt the driving factor...and obviously to an extent...the inabilities are....then how can they ever really say no to anyone?


    I had a fully documented 2 A4page highly skilled specialist not only mention my diagnosis..but those 2 pages described 100% of my inabilities...due to diagnosis and it was mostly entirely ignored and refuted by the interviewer at the assessment ....infact the decision maker at the office only gave me 2 despite (if you went by the truth and the 2 page inability descriptor) it should have been full points...
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    It's entirely your decision whether you report the changes and apply for PIP. However, PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    May i ask what DLA award you have?
    Hi
    Can i ask!.....if its based on inabilities etc....then how can PIP refute anything?....What i mean is...If the diagnosis isnt the driving factor...and obviously to an extent...the inabilities are....then how can they ever really say no to anyone?


    I had a fully documented 2 A4page highly skilled specialist not only mention my diagnosis..but those 2 pages described 100% of my inabilities...due to diagnosis and it was mostly entirely ignored and refuted by the interviewer at the assessment ....infact the decision maker at the office only gave me 2 despite (if you went by the truth and the 2 page inability descriptor) it should have been full points...

    People can be refused if they don't fit the descriptors obviously. Mostly a diagnosis is not in question. A 2 page letter from a specialist doesn't automatically mean you'll be awarded Enhanced for both parts. It depends on how your conditions affect you. Medically evidence doesn't usually state exactly how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors. The best evidence you can ever send is your anecdotal evidence because you are the only one that knows exactly how your conditions affect 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.
  • BendyHedgeBendyHedge Member Posts: 15 Listener
    @poppy123456
    Many thanks, and very valid points..


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