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Applying for DLA (again) any advice????????

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sallystrawberry Thu 11-Aug-05 16:02:13

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misdee Thu 11-Aug-05 18:28:58

hi

is he on water tablets at all? they made dh pee at lot in the evenings and at night, also throughout the day he needed to know where nearest loo was. he also couldnt walk very far (50metres), suffered dizziness/blackouts so didnt like to be left alone or go places alone. help with medication (reminders, get perscriptions). couldnt stand long enough to prepare and cook a meal.

macwoozy Thu 11-Aug-05 18:34:02

I applied for DLA for my autistic son, got turned down and when I reapplied I got rewarded the highest care rate component. I know the cirumstances are totally different compared to my sons disabilty and your dh's, but with regards to my son, I learnt that the best way to claim is by constantly comparing what he is unable to do compared to a child his own age. Just constantly make refernces to what your dh is now unable to do, and how much extra care is needed. I know thats just common sense but you really have to imagine the worst possible day that he could ever have and describe what that is like. I know of some who have made up a diary for a day explaining how much help he needs in the morning, maybe help needed getting dressed if he tires very quickly, the need for supervision, and the extra time it all takes, etc, and sending that off along with the application from. Of course it could be totally different with regards to a physical disabilty, do I presume you're claiming for the mobility part? But I thought I'd mention it anyway. Good luck, I know how exhausting those forms are.

Nemo1977 Thu 11-Aug-05 18:34:39

Sally when you fill in dla form you have to put what dh is like on his worst of worst days not just generally iykwim.

Socci Thu 11-Aug-05 19:04:25

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sallystrawberry Thu 11-Aug-05 19:42:49

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misdee Thu 11-Aug-05 19:44:08

they are a nightmare arent they, pop some of the questions here and lets see if we can help you.

misdee Thu 11-Aug-05 19:45:27

aside affects of tablets etc can help.

will be back later on after the kids bath. just put up as many questions as possible.

sallystrawberry Thu 11-Aug-05 19:46:52

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misdee Thu 11-Aug-05 20:23:15

so he cant walk a reasonable distance. a fit/healthy person with no problems would be able to walk distance to bathroom and back without dizziness, breathlessness. put down what he feels like when he is walking, if he has to stop and rest etc.

misdee Thu 11-Aug-05 20:24:23

when it asks how often, always put 7 days, 24hours a day, as tbh u dont know what days will be good, wgich will bad.

potty1 Thu 11-Aug-05 20:26:40

Forget about his good days - just think about his bad days. It's a pig of a form.

sallystrawberry Thu 11-Aug-05 20:28:37

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misdee Thu 11-Aug-05 20:32:21

need someone with your dh on days out because he tires easily.

misdee Thu 11-Aug-05 20:33:33

its an arse. it took dh 3 attempts to get low care and high mobility, then had to do change of circumstances earlier this year.

sallystrawberry Thu 11-Aug-05 20:34:09

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