Has anyone diganosed with Autism or Aspergers been sucessful in their claim with ESA or PIP? I claimed PIP but I wasn't sucessful I am going through the appeal process.
I have since found too, I could quite possibly be entiled to ESA as how much my aspergers impacts my life in so many ways going back as far as pre-school.
Does anyone have any experiences advice or pointers that they could give me. I have read online there is a certain group you have to go to if you claim ESA can the DWP do that with someone with aspergers Syndrome is claiming? As part of their disablity is socializing, change, things out of the blue and coping with life outside of the house.
As this thread is quite recent, I am also trying to claim ESA and PIP due to my aspergers as members of my family says their work friends son/daughters have it and they claim it, but I don't understand why i'm not allowed it, the government/DWP have integrated a new system where you need to get a fit-note from a doctor and get it to the DWP, they asked me recently to get one, and asked my doctor for one, they say I am fully capable of looking for work, my social skills aren't that great and I can't really work with people, have what you call an internal mental breakdown every so often which can't be seen by others so they assume that I take things well, also suffer from anxiety, GAD, depression and other stuff.
PIP is sort of in a better position, I only have to do an assessment as opposed to a fit-note which hopefully should go well, I think i'll only score points on the communication and dealing with other people components, and not the budgeting/financial side of it. As i've seen many people getting rejected even when they are more severely disabled than I am, it doesn't make me much confident.