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Tribunal Advice. Would having private care work against me?

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superstar3205
superstar3205 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone 

Hope you are well! I’m very exhausted with this PIP process, but trying to remain hopeful. Waiting to receive ‘the bundle’ from DWP. I thought PIP was based on how my conditions affect my daily life. In the assessment report, I was really criticised for self-funding some of my care. But ADHD wait lists are up to 4 years and the current wait for eating disorder services is 10 months! I also don’t like the fact that DWP assumes treatment for every condition. With an eating disorder, I only have to go to a yearly check-up and the doc said it’s my choice to get treatment or not. 

Will it work against me having private care?

Thank you so much! 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,213 Disability Gamechanger
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    You need to put the assessment report away and forget about it because that isn’t going to get you a PIP award. A lot of the reasons for not scoring points are copy and paste reasons. 
    You need to concentrate on the weaknesses in your evidence. 
    If you have already does this then add a couple of real world examples of exactly what happened the last time you attempted each descriptor that applies to you. Include detailed information such as where you where, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. 
    It’s also never too late to get representation from an advice agency near you. Start here https://advicelocal.uk/

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • superstar3205
    superstar3205 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thanks very much. A representative from CAB is going to help me. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @superstar3205. It is the very least you deserve. How are things going for you at the moment? I appreciate it has been a little while since you last posted on this thread now  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

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