Hi, im Las20 and need help with my 16 year old son's PIP claim.
Happy new year to you all, let’s hope it’s an improvement on the last one!
I came across this site because I’m making a pip application for my 16yo son who was previously on dla. I find it shocking that they want a child of this age to make an application. My son has autism and adhd, he’s high functioning but has many difficulties. However, I’ve never highlighted his difficulties to him, we just adapt, support and encourage. He doesn’t consider himself as having any difficulties so it’s going to be a challenge filling out the form, even more so if they want to interview him. Anyway I thought I’d see if there are any others that are having or have had a similar experience perhaps get some advice. I’ve talked to my son about the application and he had questions, he thought it was great that he will potentially have this money! He isn’t careful with money so I’d have to look after it for him but I still think it’s silly to tell a sixteen year old they have access to money, he’s too young to manage and is quite vulnerable to being manipulated.
Anyway I won’t go on, just wanted to say hi and I’ll have a good look around to see if there’s any useful info.