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Should I reapply for PIP or is my son entitled to any other benefits?

Dartsqueen67Dartsqueen67 Member Posts: 1
edited September 2016 in PIP, DLA and AA
My son Thomas has been getting Disibility Living Allowance since he was 3 years old,when he turned 16,I was told too apply for P.I.P,which I did he went for a medical assessment,they turned him down, I appealed,he was turned down again.He is now 17,Thomas has always been behind in school,as he has learning difficulities.He has had a lot of help in primary school,with his own special teacher.He also had speech therapy as he stutters,when trying too get his words out.Carers allowance also stopped at the same time.Need advice what too do next.Whether too apply again for P.I.P.or any other benefits he is entitled too.

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,137 Disability Gamechanger
    @Dartsqueen67, hello and welcome, I am not a benefits advisor so I would sujest you contact by phone or visit a citizens Advice centre for advice on this on. Many 16yr olds will lose their benefits when they move from DLA to PIP. Some because they don't meet the descriptors in the PIP acessment as I exspect was the case of your son . I hope that the CAB can help and advise you.   
  • kami24kami24 Member Posts: 316 Pioneering
    Keep applying and complain about it as it seems your son has more problems than many who ARE awarded pip. Keep going!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,548 Disability Gamechanger
    My son Thomas has been getting Disibility Living Allowance since he was 3 years old,when he turned 16,I was told too apply for P.I.P,which I did he went for a medical assessment,they turned him down, I appealed,he was turned down again.He is now 17,Thomas has always been behind in school,as he has learning difficulities.He has had a lot of help in primary school,with his own special teacher.He also had speech therapy as he stutters,when trying too get his words out.Carers allowance also stopped at the same time.Need advice what too do next.Whether too apply again for P.I.P.or any other benefits he is entitled too.
    Hi,

    For the PIP did you take it to Tribunal? If not then was there any reasons why? When was the decision made?

    As for any other benefits, it will depend if he's still in full time education? If he is then you should already be claiming child tax credit and child benefit for him. Other than that there's nothing else that he could claim in his own right.
    Community champion and 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.
  • pjakpjak Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Yes, it was only a computer that assessed the scores but in an  appeal you may  have a 'human' to look at it.
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