PIP Application - Diagnosed ASD1

Hello Everyone,

I am just about to submit at PIP application form.

I am physically disabled with failed back surgery and chronic pain, but also have diagnoses of ASD1, ADHD Combined Type and Bipolar 2. 

I have completed the forms using the guidance provided, but was looking to gain comfort on how my Asperger's will be handled by the Assessors.

I have heard things that I do not like from other people experiences, but was wondering if anybody had anything positive to offer and to make the whole process less stressful.


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  • Hi Music For The Mind,

    You may have already seen this - apologies if so - but there is a page here on the NAS site about PIP which you can view here: http://www.autism.org.uk/pip

    You can see a checklist of all the criteria that is used when making a PIP assessment, or scroll down to the bottom of the page for a link to the actual PIP assessment guide used by the government - although it's quite a dense technical policy document, it may be of interest if you're looking for more information about the process.

    Additionally, although you haven't had your assessment yet, it might be worth looking over the page on challenging a PIP decision - http://www.autism.org.uk/about/benefits-care/benefits/pip/challenging.aspx - in the event that you disagree with the assessors and want to ask for reconsideration, which is your legal right. Hopefully that won't be necessary but the information is there if you need it.

    Hope this is of some help,

    Ross - mod