Keep a diary to record how your child’s condition affects daily life. Ask for supporting evidence from health professionals, your child’s school, private tutor or social worker.
If you provide enough supporting evidence, the DWP will consider a paper-based review of your claim. This means your child will not have to meet in person with one of the assessment provider’s health professionals.
To be considered for a paper-based review, you must prove that your child has 1 of the following:
a high level of impairment and cannot perform most or all of the activities in the PIP claim form safely, reliably and repeatedly
a record of hospital admission and is under GP care
a condition such as autism or learning difficulty that will make a face-to-face consultation stressful
a severe condition, such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease or stroke
Warning Benefits sanctions
Your benefits can be sanctioned if you do not do things in your claimant commitment from 1 July 2020.
The Government has not said how this will affect face-to-face assessments, re-assessments or appeals.
Talk to your work coach if you cannot meet your claimant commitment because you or someone you live with is vulnerable to coronavirus.