Aspergers and pip

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Has anyone with aspergers got pip?If so what was the assessment like?I have sent my son's forms back&told him he may have to have assessment and now he's stressing about it all.Any help would be appreciated.

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    Jujst a point - PIP has absolutely to do with a diagnosis of a medical/mental health problem.

    You have to show and prove that he fits one or more of the descriptors and get enough points.

    You could easilly have someone with a very serious health condition - terminal cancer included and could fail to get any PIP award because they do not fit enough of the rigid descriptors. On the other hand someone with depression may well get a substantial award if they fit the right and enough descriptors.

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    How old is your son? My 12 year old has just been diagnosed as my ex has it. The best way is to look at the qualifications for Pips At the assessment they go by descriptor points I hope that helps I was on it for two years before having shoulder surgery as I had frozen shoulder for four years and Fibromyalgia for 9 years I am appealing right now as they stopped it wrongly when I had another assessment back in Jan.and I am far worse off health wise now.
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    Hi Lynne,

    Aspersers is a disability and would come under the PIP criteria if as explained your son 'scores' enough points on the descriptors. You can easily find the descriptors online with a Google search.

    Generally with conditions like aspersers the personal care required would be in the form of supervision or prompting. For mobility you would be looking at your son requiring someone to accompany him on journeys out.

    What Les is trying to explain is conditions can vary. Just being diagnosed with a condition does-not give automatic entitlement to PIP. The rule of thumb is you generally need more help and incur more expense if you suffer with a ‘severe’ form of your condition. For example someone with diabetes can vary from a simple diet control to have limbs amputated’

    At the assessment the Health Care Professional will be looking for evidence that personal care is provided in the form of supervision/prompting and/or that son needs to be accompanied on journeys outside your home.

    Depending on his age you would be able to speak for him, but he should be present and the HCP may want to do simple examinations. It is best to co-operate as best you can.

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