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I'm sure most of you know me well by now as i approach 1 year of advicing others on here. As you all know i love helping others, by sharing my advice and knowledge of the benefit system. I must admit i've made some truely wonderful friends through out the last year on here. None i've met personnally but none the less, still friends.
Well at the begining of August i decided to put my knowledge to the test and start a new PIP claim for my daughter. She has mutliple issues in life and i must admit it's been a tough 13 years trying to get medical proffessionals, and teachers to listen to me. Finally over the past 6 months they're begining to listen. The evidence has started to pour in so the time was right to apply. She's unable to speak for herself, look after her own money, make finacial decisions, leave the house alone, she can't make any decision for herself, she's in college 3 days a week and has one 2 one the whole time she's there's and can NOT be left alone at any time.
When i started her PIP claim off i asked to become her appointee at the same time. This delayed the process of recieiving those PIP2 forms because they can't send them until i became her appointee. Fast forward 6 weeks and i recieve those forms. Filled them in with some help., yes even though i know a huge amount about PIP those forms are still very complex and when filling them in about your own child, it's heart breaking writing those things about them. I thought it was best for someone else to do that form me. I sent in over 45 pages of evidence clearly pointing to all those descriptors that apply to her and not just once but multple times. They were posted on October 2nd, 10 days later i hadn't heard anything despite putting my mobile number down on the form. I decided to ring DWP to ask if they'd been recieved. They had indeed recieved them and i was told her file had now been sent to the assessment providers to determine if an assessment is needed, i suspect it will be but secretly hoping that all the evidence i sent will be enough to have a rare paper based decision.
I have no idea what a face to face assessment would do to her. She has very little understanding about everything in life and when speaking to her you have to speak in the simplest form, otherwise she has no idea what you're talking about. Being her appointee does actually mean i'll be able to speak on her behalf throughout the whole assessment if she needs one. That's one good thing.
So the wait continues, as do my nerves increase. Wish me luck as i go through this PIP claim for my daughter. I shall let you all know how the process goes. Thanks everyone for reading and listening xx
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