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16 year old son moving from dla to pip paper based assessment

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missL2022
missL2022 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi my 16 year old son who has a number of diagnosis including autism, adhd, sensory processing disorder, selective mutism, joint hypermobility sleep disorder. He is a wonderful yong man has a place in a specialist 6 form prvision and was awarded transport via taxi by the local authorities with no hessitation due to his needs. Yesterday we recieved a call asking to clarify some points within his claim and that it would be a paper based assesment that his ehcp and all the documentation provided gave lots of information supporting the claim she seemed very nice and then called again to ask about him accessing the community to do things he likes i informed them that he doesnt as he does not like going out and is doing a slow transition into the new provision due to him struggling and that is 3 days atm they also spoke about his understanding of money i explained that he doesnt have understanding time money etc they asked if he understands that you need to pay for things i explsined when he was younger taking things was an issue due to a lack of understanding and that we used social stories to explain we pay or its stealing but he doesnt go to shops so would be hypothetical. i do all of these things for him. when he was smaller i was able to make him go places but as hes now bigger than me i no longer can. the ladies manager was on the call too and had no further questions and repeated there waslots of evidence is this a good sign as i dont think i can cope with tge stress of appeals etc. sorry for the long post 

oh I'd like to add he has been in reciept of dla since 9 years old with 2 renewals if that makes any difference 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,922 Disability Gamechanger
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    Paper based assessments are rare but they do happen. Once the report is returned to DWP a decision can take between 2-12 weeks. If successfully awarded the first PIP payment will start around 7 weeks after the decision was made. If the PIP award is higher than the DLA award you won't be owed any money because of transferring from DLA.
    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.
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