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12345678910 Mon 21-Jul-08 11:24:34

just got it and its like a book, is there any point just to be turned down

Arabica Mon 21-Jul-08 11:34:12

I know, it's daunting, isn't it. But you have nothing to lose by applying. Sure, you may get a bit emotional, having to describe your DC at their 'worst' but it's worth it, the money really helps. There are places you can go to get help filling it in. Don't know your child's issues, or where you live, but if you have a keyworker, a parent partnership, or a relevant charity for your DC's SN, they should point you in the right direction.
Good luck, HTH.

misscutandstick Mon 21-Jul-08 11:55:23

your HV should be able to help too. It really is worth the hassle. Dont be put off.

coppertop Mon 21-Jul-08 12:10:07

It's definitely worth it IMO.

You won't necessarily be turned down. I've applied for my 2 boys and had to fill in 2 renewals and so far <touchwood> haven't had any applications turned down.

12345678910 Mon 21-Jul-08 12:12:36

she has autism and really has no concept of daanger or anything yesterday she nearly got knocked down by a car

Yummymum1 Mon 21-Jul-08 12:40:15

Def fill it in but make sure you really stress "Because of dds autism..." everytime you start.

I dont think they have much idea of the nature of autistic disability so you really have to point it out to them.

Make sure also that you include every aspect of your day with dd in detail as you do this all the time but i bet it isnt what nt families do.

They will look at what dd can do and compare it with what a nt child the same age can do.

Good luck. I was turned down twice (ds has aspergers) but after an appeal we now get the higher rate.

It is worth it.

twocutedarlings Mon 21-Jul-08 13:16:11

As the others have said its definately worth it, we have recently been awarded DLA for our DD.

This guide was recommened to my by someone on here, it was a goodsend, i didnt have a clue where to start

Cerebra DLA Guide

Its a pdf file so it my take a while to load.

12345678910 Mon 21-Jul-08 14:23:58

tcd

thanks thats a great help

xx

Raine3 Tue 29-Jul-08 00:14:43

If she needs your help during the night make sure you state this several times as this wil give you the 'higher rate'

If you get DLA you will get more working/child tax credits and an exemption certificate (dental and so on) depending on your earnings, and if you are not working or earn under £95 (I think) you can claim carers allowance.

Remember your pay will be backdated to the date of application so take your time and fill in a couple of pages a day if you don't get much time.

Best of luck with it x

bigcar Tue 29-Jul-08 16:34:11

Don't forget to copy/scan your completed form before posting, useful when having to renew your claim. Take your time to fill it in, don't feel you have to do it all in one go if you don't want to. Have a large glass of wine/bar of chocolate waiting for when you have finished!

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