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PIP Claim - Son moving from DLA to PIP - scored ZERO

paulfoel Member Posts: 13 Listener
Not totally unsurprised. However, reading the notes its almost like they had a conversation with someone else. Had to check twice they hadn't sent someone elses letter.

First of all, they state "you have no disagnosed significant cognitive, learning, sensory, or memory impairments". Eh? Hes got an official diagnosis of Aspergers - doesnt that count?

Then the stuff about school. "coping with no problems" Where they got that from I'll never know. "Not prescribed any anti-anxiety medication". Yet earlier on they mention his medication.

Heres a good one "You enjoy playing computer games with friends so this shows adequate concentration". Are you kidding me?

"You said you have difficulty planning journeys but you are able to travel to school unsupported". He gets a taxi from outside the front door to school. It drops him off at at school and picks him up.

Its gets worse. "You have difficulty moving around".  Mixed him up someone else here I think because he has no physical impairments.

Other than that its all just saying the opposite of what was discussed on the phone. What is the point of these assessors? They seem to just make it up anyway. Absolutely scandalous.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,379 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Sorry about your sons pip claim are you going to put in mr 

    Dla and pip are different criteria 

    As for assessors report they don't report what was said rather their opinion of functionality based on what was said 

    However I do understand what you are saying that the report seems to be about somebody else we often hear that on here 

    You need to do the mr and take to tribunal if that isn't successful 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can't help I will
  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,415 Disability Gamechanger
    @paulfoel, your not the first nor the last to receive an award notification letter describing another person. Firstly the criteria for claiming PIP are different than DLA. Have you got a copy of your sons assessment report. If not phone DWP and request one ASAP. While on the phone to DWP request an mandatory reconsideration of your sons award. You may get offered to talk through the award decision over the phone that’s ok but state your sending extra evidence. Go t brought each descriptor and quote 2 examples of what has or does happen each time he tries or attempts each activity,descriptor. Remember also your son has to manage, cope each descriptor safely, repeatedly and in a timely manner. Put your sons NI number and name on each sheet of paper you send. Send your additional information signed for and after you have been notified they have received the information wait a week then phone DWP,   and ask if the information is on their computer system.Good luck.


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