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Diagnosis and DLA

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DarthMother Sat 18-Mar-17 09:41:34

Does anyone know if a completed diagnosis of ADHD is needed to be able to claim DLA or if a referral by the school and GP is enough? I don't know how long it'll take to get the actual confirmation as we're seeing the consultant in July.

Hermanfromguesswho Sat 18-Mar-17 09:56:58

DLA is entirely based on needs rather than diagnosis. You could get DLA for an undiagnosed child with high needs but nothing for a child with a diagnosis who is managing well.
(I have a child with ASD who I get DLA for but due to his anxiety and sleep issues rather than his ASD diagnosis)
Hope that helps

DarthMother Sat 18-Mar-17 11:52:13

That's great, thank you. Mine has huge sleep issues too, that's why it's been suggested.

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