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PIP assessment for child with ADHD ODD and dyslexia

tinapowell97tinapowell97 Posts: 4Member Listener
I’m just waiting for my grandson Pip assessment, but reading how many children have been refused absolutely terrifies me as this helps us with all aspects of my grandson well being he has ADHD, ODD, Dyslexia and has just been referred for an Autism assessment. Why and how can they say for 11yrs if their lives they’re entitled to disability and now they’ve hit 16 their not it disgusting.

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  • steve51steve51 Posts: 1,993Member, Community champion Chatterbox
    edited October 12
    Hi @tinapowell97

    Good afternoon and a very big welcome to the team.

    I'm very sorry to read your post & current situation.

  • PippaScopePippaScope Posts: 837Member, Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @tinapowell97, how are you doing? Let us know if there's anything we can help you and your grandson out with, and hope today is being kind to you!
  • tinapowell97tinapowell97 Posts: 4Member Listener
    Hi,
    We had PIP interview yesterday,  they didn’t seem interested in Kenan’s diary sheets, or photos to show how my daughter finds Kenan’s bedroom after walkabouts most of the night, they seemed more interested in whether Kenan could use his arms and legs, I’ve never claimed that he couldn’t. Unfortunately several of the questions Kenan was asked was answered by a young man who didn’t have a clue about the real meaning of the question. He kept asking the interviewer what do you mean, I don’t understand. So I haven’t got a clue how it went. I was just quite annoyed that I had taken the time to show evidence on our daily life with Kenan, only to be told that none of it really mattered. Thankyou for keeping in contact. Will keep you up to date. With any decisions. Thankyou TIna 
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 3,714Administrator Scope community team
    Im sorry to hear that they didnt have a good experience @tinapowell97 - do let us know the decisions and if they need any support with appeals, do let us know and we can offer lots of information. Fingers crossed!
  • tinapowell97tinapowell97 Posts: 4Member Listener
    Thankyou so much, it helps knowing that we haven’t got to face this alone 
  • DannyMooreDannyMoore Posts: 635Member Chatterbox
    edited October 13
    Hi @tinapowell97,

    My best friend's dad has alot of knowledge about benefits because he's always fighting for his wife with epilepsy.

    He told me they deny people benefits because some are not qualified and about 90% of people denied benefits find appealing pointless so they don't bother. It's like the workers of the benefit system are gambling, each time they get someone off benefits they get additional payment. It's as if everything we have to say at assessments are gambling chips we put in the pot.

    You put the first chip in by applying, then they make a raise to try and make you fold and they win the money. Call their bluffing raise by appealing and they start getting anxious when they see you may get benefits. They bluff again, you call again by making a mandatory reconsideration. Usually the benefit system gives in by then if you've already provided evidence of your statements.
    Don't Fear Your True Self
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