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PIP

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by martina, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. martina

    martina · Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I used to claim dla for my daughter who has type 1 diabetes. Since she is now 16 she has to apply for pip. I have read on various forums about how difficult this is to get, so I would just like some advice from parents of teenagers who have had to do the same. I am annoyed because nothing has changed in the care my daughter receives, only her age. I am also wondering what takes place in the assessment. Thanks Martina.
     
  2. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You have to prove that she is unable (not unwilling) to living independently.

    I can't see how diabetes on its own will ever be enough for someine to qualify for even the lowest rate.
     
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  3. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, I am guessing there is more to the care of your daughter than diabetes? x
     
  4. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    If she qualified for DLA then fill in the PIP forms with the same information. If her health status hasn't changed.

    In my experience forms are just as long. DLA covers hearing, sight, sleep, mobility and how their medical condition affects getting from A-B and daily activities.
    PIP covers medication, mobility. Cleaning yourself with or without help. Planning a journey. How your medical condition affects your daily activities. PIP forms allow for extra info from specialists and medical treatments and how medications affect you.

    Type1 and insulin can affect young people and their socialising (like their peers) dramatically. All worth mentioning.
    Inconvenient hypos or anxiety to learn to drive etc....
    Forgetting insulin and any A&E visits all should be mentioned too.
    Financial costs due to disability does have a bearing.
     
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