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.
I am also thinking about applying for PIP.
I really struggle with in the workplace. Would I be eligible for ESA?
I believe you can claim both. Here is a direct quote from another forum.
Yes, you can claim ESA and PIP (and many people do) - ESA is paid to people who can't work because of their condition or impairment. PIP is paid to people who have difficulty doing things in their daily lives because of their condition or impairment. So people who both can't work, and also have difficulty doing daily stuff, can claim both benefits - they are for different things. Read more at community.scope.org.uk/.../can-you-claim-esa-as-well-as-pip
That's quite good at working out your PIP eligibility. You can then work out how many points you think you might be eligible for.
I know that as much as I can find social situations very difficult I don't score a single point on a PIP assessment.
That link covers ESA quite well, again I'd score no points.
I think that the tests seem more geared to severe or physical disabilities, I also find think that my Asperger's would in any way leave me scoring points, I think it would have to push into full blown Autism before that happened.