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To worry that too high a rate of DLA has been awarded to son with aspergers

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RolandRatsHat Sat 08-Mar-14 20:24:37

My six y o son was diagnosed with aspergers / high functioning autism last year. I recently eventually filled in the gruelling DLA form for him, expecting to maybe get low rate care awarded. I was factual and everyone, including professionals, told me to do it on worst type of day case, although I did acknowledge he has good days too.
I'm flabbergasted that he has been awarded low rate mobility and high rate care. I included psychologists report and Individual Education Plan as is on special needs register, though not statemented.
Please don't think I am bragging here, I really am not. I'm just worried that they have over awarded him and wonder if anyone has experience of this?
They have justified the higher rate care as needing constant supervision in day due to risk to self /others, which i understand. But they said "and you also need someone to often be a awake at night to watch over you often, or for a prolonged period, So that you do not cause substantial danger to yourself or others'. Yes, the support at night is needed sometimes, but I ticked that he needed watching over because of behavioural problems/ anxiety, not danger to self.
Am I getting too het up or should I be concerned? I don't want to end up owing DWP!!

NeedsAsockamnesty Sun 09-Mar-14 00:28:31

It's highly unlike that they have made a mistake.

It's because of the night time care needs.

If you pay childcare then deduct that from your salary (not joint income just yours) then deduct 50% of your pension contributions if your wages are then under £100 pw claim carers allowence as well

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