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Dla to pip for 16 year old. How do I know if he's getting a paper-based assessment?

jteejtee Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited February 5 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi.  I may have posted this twice but I am new, sorry.
in November my son turned 16, he has asd/adhd and other complex neurological issues.
I received the letter saying apply for pip.  I rang dwp 4/12/20, received his forms and posted them back around 8/12/20.  I rang pip who said they’d sent his forms to atos. 17/12/20.
I am his appointee.
I included evidence saying he couldn’t handle a teleconference but I have heard nothing since and I am starting to worry.  Any advice?  How do I know if he is getting a paper based assessment?
has any one else had a similar experience?? 
 Thank you
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  • jteejtee Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hello, I am new to this.  My son has asd/adhd and other complex neurological issues.  He tur16 in November and I had had to apply for pip.  I returned his forms straight away and I am his appointee.
    I included evidence of his conditions and how they affect him.
    I got through to pip who said they’d sent his forms to atos on dece17th but I have heard nothing since!!
    should they be back with dwp by now?
    he wouldn’t be able to cope with a telephone assessment and I sent evidence of this from school.
    Can anyone advise me of timescales please?
    so I received the letter saying apply for pip 3/12, I rang 4/12. I got his Forman’s filled it in 8/12. Dwp sent forms to atos 17/12.
    how long now?
    any advice please?
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,230 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Sorry we wouldn't know if he is having paper based you would have to contact atos to ask 

    I wouldn't worry too much there are long delays for assessments and as his appointee you would be able to speak on his behalf on a phone assessment 

    Any further questions just ask 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,230 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi replied on your other post 
  • jteejtee Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you.  His dla has an end date of 11/21 so I am not sure why I had to apply so early. Is it just because he turned 16?
    it is a very stressful time.  I just wondered if atos let you know they are doing paper based or if they just go ahead and do it?

    thanks
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,895 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jtee - Welcome to the community & thank you for joining. As Jane says, it might take some time before an assessment is done, & you would just answer any questions. You should hear about such a phone assessment at least 7 days beforehand.
    Did you ask for a paper-based assessment with the evidence you sent in saying your son couldn't manage a phone assessment? It may happen that a decision maker could just ring you to ask a few questions about anything they needed clarifying to complete an assessment based on the paper evidence you sent in. I don't think you get any warning of when this could potentially happen.
    Altho your son has an end date of 11/21 for his DLA, this will end approx. when a decision on his PIP claim is reached, & the decision letter will advise when this will be, & the start of PIP payments if your son is awarded PIP.
    I'm sorry you're finding this all so stressful, so please come & talk here any time. :)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,895 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jtee - I see you realised you posted twice, but that doesn't matter. :) Here are the replies: https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/76908/dla-to-pip-for-16-year-old

  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,666 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome @jtee

    I've merged your two threads together so everything is in one spot, but no need to worry about posting twice.  It can be confusing to begin with navigating the community :)

    I've also moved your thread to our PIP, DLA and AA discussion group which is home to chats like these.  Please ask away if you have any other questions and good luck.
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  • jteejtee Member Posts: 4 Listener
    No, I didn’t specifically ask for a paper based assessment but I sent evidence from school when they tried to carry out a basic speaking and listening , oral test.
    my son started swearing, burping and ticking because he got so stressed!. (All oral skills I guess),
    I also sent reports from Camhs saying how his condition affects him.
    if they read the reports I thought they would just carry out paper based.
    I was just wondering what 2020/2021 has brought other claimants and what their timescales are. Getting through to dwp can be tricky

    thank you
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,230 Disability Gamechanger
    I would contact atos rather than DWP if his application is with them as DWP wont know anything till they get a report back 

    Waiting times are different depending on your area so hard to predict and also with staff shortages and home working 
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