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TOPIC: PIP claim and evidence

PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #182903

Hi, just been reading a reply to another member about being careful that a DM ringing to talk about an award does not accidentally lead to an MR. I had a DM phone to discuss my award, and she was emailing the caseworker about a GP report that turned up after he award. I do not want to do an MR, what happens if the DWP do one by mistake.

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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #182919

Cruella

The difficulty is that there no mechanism for the DWP to revisit a Decision that does not involve an MR.

All I can suggest is that you contact the DWP and make it clear that you have not and do not intend to ask for an MR.

Gordon

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PIP claim and evidence 7 months 4 weeks ago #185062

Hi, thinking about accepting my PIP and moving on, maybe claiming for my son who is on the autistic spectrum. He had DLA when he was younger until 15 years old. He was more functional by this age but with delicate self esteem and wanted to finish his statement of special educational needs due to learning supports being near him in class and huge worry about what he peers might gather from that. Anyway, he has had to have an extra year in the sixth form but has managed without the learning supports. But he still struggles socially and with interaction with people he does not know really well, and cannot handle phone calls for example. I think he would struggle working a saturday shop job, and has no social life.
He wants to go to uni but it would be huge for him, so now I am wondering whether to try and get PIP for him, but we have no recent evidence. His last statement of special educational needs was 2013 and he never sees a GP. So do you think it would be hopeless trying to get PIP him with no evidence since 2013? I would not even know who I could put on the form as a professional who knows him well

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PIP claim and evidence 7 months 4 weeks ago #185079

Cruella wrote: Hi, thinking about accepting my PIP and moving on, maybe claiming for my son who is on the autistic spectrum. He had DLA when he was younger until 15 years old. He was more functional by this age but with delicate self esteem and wanted to finish his statement of special educational needs due to learning supports being near him in class and huge worry about what he peers might gather from that. Anyway, he has had to have an extra year in the sixth form but has managed without the learning supports. But he still struggles socially and with interaction with people he does not know really well, and cannot handle phone calls for example. I think he would struggle working a saturday shop job, and has no social life.
He wants to go to uni but it would be huge for him, so now I am wondering whether to try and get PIP for him, but we have no recent evidence. His last statement of special educational needs was 2013 and he never sees a GP. So do you think it would be hopeless trying to get PIP him with no evidence since 2013? I would not even know who I could put on the form as a professional who knows him well


Do you think he reasonably meets the criteria for an award of PIP?

I don't think that having no evidence since 2013 is a problem that can't be overcome but it really depends on the content, for example I assume in 2013 he was treated as a child and he will now be treated as an adult, so is the information in the report actually relevant now?

Is the information relevant to the PIP activities? If not then maybe the first thing to do is to speak to his GP about whether there is an opportunity for a referral about his conditions.

Gordon

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PIP claim and evidence 7 months 4 weeks ago #185126

Yes you are quite right, about needing a referral. It is so difficult because he does not want to confront the fact that he has problems, his self esteem is rock bottom and seeing someone to discuss his issues would devastate him. His father has been hospitalised with depression and I am really nervous of pushing my son into a situation where his self esteem is lowered even more by being questioned about his disability. I kind of wanted to apply for PIP on his behalf discretely. I know he will struggle going out into the big wide world once he leaves his familiar school environment. If he gets into uni, there will be loads of demands on him for things that he has never done before too, travelling, cooking - he wont be able to supplement his uni loan by working part-time either.
Going back to me and my PIP claim, I got to speak to a DM today, not the one who worked my case , but she said my GPs evidence for mobility descriptors is there but essentially it is not detailed enough. She advised me to get more detailed evidence from my GP, but to be honest I feel I cannot hassle my GP any more and it is difficult to tell a GP what to write. Going back to my son, it is also frustrating because if he has no PIP and in the future if I am on ESA, it would mean we would get lower housing benefit because it would be assumed he is contributing financially and also I would not get any add -ons like severe disability premiums if he was living with me. Yet he would not be able to contribute financially or be paid as a carer for me

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PIP claim and evidence 7 months 4 weeks ago #185130

Cruella

Unless your are your son's appointee you can't make a claim for PIP without his permission.

Gordon

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