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PIP help

Leigh_SLeigh_S Member Posts: 8 Listener
I am an autistic adult attempting to claim PIP.
I had an over the phone assessment and was scored 0. I sent in 6 pages breaking down everything I should have been scored on for a mandatory reconsideration and this has come back as still 0.
I would now like to take it to tribunal but I don’t know where to start. I don’t have a Citizens Advice bureau in my town and don’t know which branch would cover my area (Alfreton, de55 area).
I currently feel a little like I’m drowning because I’m so overwhelmed with it all and have a million questions that I can’t seem to find answers for.
Would my local job centre be able to help me?
Would my local library be able to help me? Basically I need help and I don’t know where to start. Some people have already said to look at certain websites but I don’t even know what I’m meant to be looking for on each website. 
One of the things I need help with is filling out forms and I also need help from an advocate with experience with autistic people.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 12,002 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community

    Sorry to hear your application has not been successful 

    It is well known that most MR are not successful but the success rate at tribunal is a lot higher

    As fgr help and advice there is a CAB in Derby call 0300 330 9002 it has a website Mid Mercia Office. You could also try welfare rights in derby on 01332 299499.

    The job centre wont help you with the forms as they are part of the DWP who you are appealing against and also I wouldnt think the library would have anyone who can give you the best advice

    If there are any specific questions we can help with we have lots of PIP experts on here
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Leigh_S

    Welcome to our online community/family.

    I am one off a team of Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Sorry to hear about your current problems with DWP in regards to your PIP.

    I have got a good friend here at Scope who is very very good with Benefits.

    I will forward your post onto her to see what she can make of your current problems/difficulty’s.

     Hi @poppy123456

    Can you please have a look 👀 at this  post for me.

    Many Thanks.

  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,037 Disability Gamechanger
    I will now only offer benefits advice on PIP, and specific benefits advice for other people with Epilepsy. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,966 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for the tag @steve51 but i can't give anymore advice than has already been given. Otherwise it will be information overload for Leigh.

    HI and welcome @Leigh_S Please try those phone numbers that Janer has given above and hopefully they will be able to help you. If you don't have any luck with those then please come back and let us know.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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