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Family Fund Application Query

(6 Posts)
chinchi Sun 02-Aug-09 14:16:31

Good afternoon ladies

I was just wondering if anybody knew if there is a problem with asking for help towards a car on the FF application?

DS was diagnosed with CP this week, but has been having physio/orthotics/speech therapy appointments since the back end of last year, and as DH is self-employed, it often means me getting 2 buses both there and back with DS, DD (7 months) and a huge double buggy. Managable, but only just!

Any advice would be great! Thanks

sarah293 Sun 02-Aug-09 18:43:09

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chinchi Mon 03-Aug-09 06:43:46

DS isnt 2 until the end of this month, and so we cant apply for the mobility part of DLA until next year.

Never mind, will have a think for something else! Thanks

bigbunny3 Mon 03-Aug-09 07:11:27

its def worth asking

when we had our visit they gave money towards fuel and transport

and on the 1st application it tends to be upto £1000

you could askf ro driving lessons for yourself, of a new smaller double buggy?

Widemouthfrog Mon 03-Aug-09 07:46:29

They are happy to help with costs of getting to hospital appointments. A grant of £500 could pay for a few taxis until you can apply for DLA smile.

chinchi Mon 03-Aug-09 09:46:13

I was considering a new double buggy bigbunny3 as I can already drive.

How are the payments made? Is it a voucher, or do you order through them?

If a new buggy cost £150, would I be able to ask for something else like play equipment for DS?

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