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Son not awarded PIP!!!
Sorry for the rant! My 26 year old son who has been entitled to DLA since he was 9 has been refused PIP with zero points!! He has Aspergers, but is very disabled by his Aspergers. He could never live independently and cannot complete the most simple tasks and use domestic appliances! Apparently, because he can take a bath, wipe his bum and dress himself he is classed as ok! In his face to face assessment he was asked about his education. I pointed out that he was first diagnosed at the age of 9 when he was at mainstream school. I ignored the advice of his CAHMS doctor when he was about to go senior school and sent him mainstream rather than special school (as advised) Six months into his studying for his GCSE’s, I was called into school and told they were letting him drop all his options because he wasn’t going to pass any exams! Afterwards he went to college on a course called Life Skills for people with disabilities and learning difficulties. This was all told to the lady doing the assessment. However, the decision came back saying he was fine because he went to mainstream school and college!! It’s just so wrong!! Also, because he also explained, the only food he can prepare is super noodles and ham sandwiches, he was classed as being able to prepare a meal from scratch. She also pointed out that he had good eye contact! Ironically my boy has never had problems with eye contact. Not everybody is the same. However, that went against him as well despite all the years of psychology reports I provided them with explaining his condition!! I’m so angry! Do you think there’s any point appealing?