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DD has been awarded DLA

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Socci Thu 24-Feb-05 17:41:17

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Potty1 Thu 24-Feb-05 17:44:30

Yeah !! another one in the eye for the DWP. Well done Socci!

Don't forget to inform the Tax Credit people and to claim Carer's Allowance if you earn less than £79 a week.

Socci Thu 24-Feb-05 18:31:46

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coppertop Thu 24-Feb-05 18:50:25


I think that usually unless the child is physically unable to walk you claim mobility from their 5th birthday. Otherwise you can claim from their 3rd birthday.

Dingle Thu 24-Feb-05 18:55:20

Fantastic news Socci!!

Get back on the phone, get a form for CA(see note about earnings)and get a form for mobility component!
I must admit, I have dd's mobility forms still to fill in, she was 3 in October! I may actually get round to it soon too!! Her care DLA expires this October so I will have all that to look forward to!!


Socci Thu 24-Feb-05 18:57:39

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Chocol8 Thu 24-Feb-05 19:03:34

Well done Socci - great news! I bet you'll be smiling all evening, in fact probably for the next 2 weeks.

Mumsnet helped me with mine (well kicked me into appealing) which I am eternally grateful for.

Remember that they backdate the money too, so big spondoolies coming your way! Congrats, it really does make a difference. x

JakB Thu 24-Feb-05 19:06:54

That's fantastic news...
BTW- my dd got the mobility component from her 3rd birthday.

Dingle Thu 24-Feb-05 19:08:56

According to the DLA note a child of 3 can only get the higher rate if any of the fiollowing apply;

1.cannot walk at all
2.only walk a short distance before feeling severe discomfort
3.effort of walking could threaten their life
4.amputated legs..
5.deaf and blind and need someone with them when they are outdoors(!!!)must have a large amount of hearing and sight loss but not necessarily totally deaf and blind
6.severely mentally impaired with severe behavioural problems and needs help with personal care both night and day

JakB Thu 24-Feb-05 19:10:50

My dd got the mobility component because she is severely mentally impaired with severe behavioural problems, unfortunately (so 'upbeat', isn't it?).

JaysMum Thu 24-Feb-05 19:31:47

Well done socci

Jimjams Thu 24-Feb-05 19:33:13

Socci Thu 24-Feb-05 21:25:08

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sparklymieow Thu 24-Feb-05 21:28:33

yes. DH did for DD1, as I am already DS' carer and get CA for him.

sparklymieow Thu 24-Feb-05 21:29:47

whats your DD's diagnosis? I get high rate mobility for DS and DD1 as they have Cerebral palsy and cant walk far.

Merlot Thu 24-Feb-05 21:30:29

Socci Thu 24-Feb-05 21:52:13

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sparklymieow Thu 24-Feb-05 21:55:23

you might be able to get low rate mobility, I'm not too sure of the crietea for lower rate but she may get it. Sorry I'm not much help, I don't have much knowledge of Autism, Cerebral Palsy YES, Autism NO!!

Socci Thu 24-Feb-05 21:59:24

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sparklymieow Thu 24-Feb-05 22:02:39

I would just put the form in when she is 5 TBH. I mean you could try and get high rate mobility now, and see what happens, but if she doesn't get it, then just try in 2 years to get the low rate, it all helps in the end

MrsFROSTgetful Thu 24-Feb-05 22:04:11


beccaboo Fri 25-Feb-05 11:33:12

That's great news Socci, hurray!

Gwenick Fri 25-Feb-05 11:34:48

That's great news Socci

macwoozy Fri 25-Feb-05 18:46:47

Well done, isn't it fab when you finally get that letter stating that you've been awarded DLA. By the way, if you are now going for carers allowance it can be done online. Quite easy to do.

Socci Fri 25-Feb-05 20:45:24

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