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Hi, my name is Morgan1810! I am helping my friend with his son's PIP claim
Hi there . I am helping my friend with his sons PIP claim. The young man (I’ll call Tom) aged 22) has an appointee (his dad) and was reassessed for PIP from DLA by means of a telephone interview. The result came back as not entitled. This is probably because Tom told the assessor that he could do everything !
I advised that they ask for a mandatory reconsideration and include his official diagnosis paper work of Autism, Dyspraxia, OCD , Severe anxiety and history of Self Harm. Along with his current Educational Health and Welfare plan. He attends a specialist college which the EHWP funds until 25.
My question is this.
The award they have now made is for standard rate care. Nothing for mobility . His mother is being driven into the ground with the 44 mile round trip to the college as Tom is not able to travel alone. The care plan states that he should be provided with transport - this is another battle with the council . But his mobility needs (ability to move around from A to B ) are obviously not restricted to going to college.
Tom cannot go out without an adult supervision.
Tom’s needs are also all day long. He is a bad sleeper . Up in the early hours. Tends to pick this time for self harming . Could not live alone cannot prepare food, handle money, do washing etc. All spelt out in the care plan yet still only got his award by 1 point !
His MR was made over a month ago. How do we challenge this ? As it says appeal must be within 1 month. .
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