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It's THAT time again...

(3 Posts)
GatoradeMeBitch Sat 05-Apr-14 11:50:00

DLA renewal forms just came in the post. DS is now 17, so I'll be applying for him as an adult for the first time. I find this form so stressful, it feels like everything hinges on whether I get the wording right. Plus I have an awful feeling that if it does get renewed, it will be followed by PIP forms shortly afterward so I can do it all again.

If he has an interview, the claim will be refused. He throws all his energy into looking 'normal' for strangers, even though it doesn't quite come off and he looks very stiff and formal, I'm sure it would satisfy ATOS (or whoever does the interviews). They won't see the meltdowns and exhaustion afterwards.

If anyone has any decent links to advice sites for filling in DLA forms, I would appreciate it.

ouryve Sat 05-Apr-14 12:48:58

If his difficulties are neurological in origin then the cerebra guide is good. Not sure how it will relate to the form you have but the principles will be the same

GatoradeMeBitch Sun 06-Apr-14 16:42:46

Thank you, I'll look at that now.

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