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Is a school support plan for SEN ok for DLA?

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FuckingDiet Mon 06-Nov-17 17:16:45

I was just wondering if a school support plan was good enough to send in with DLA claim? Dd has only been at this school for 1/2 a term they do these first before statements. Her old school were crap and fobbed me off for the whole time she was there hence the move and finally getting somewhere.

Brandnewstart Mon 06-Nov-17 21:08:53

I've included an IEP before but alongside other stuff such as apt letters. Can I ask what disability your DD has?

FuckingDiet Tue 07-Nov-17 14:30:30

Yes of course, it is a learning disabilities and auditory processing disorder etc. She is 11y 6m but comes out at 8y 6m for everything.

FuckingDiet Tue 07-Nov-17 14:30:59

So she fictions at a mental age of 8y 6m

Brandnewstart Tue 07-Nov-17 23:33:50

Ok so what services are involved with your daughter? You are trying to demonstrate that her care requires significantly more than another child of her age.
For example, my son (at 13) needs prompting to complete tasks, transporting to school as no road safety, extra support in class and has access to a support room at lunch, struggles in social situations and friendships and needs to be supported to maintain these. His scores are all over the place but he is some years below is things like spelling.
Have you got her ed pysch report?

FuckingDiet Wed 08-Nov-17 06:47:51

Ok, ed pysch i'm not sure if we do. Her school is main stream but has a special school attached to it, we have a written report from the head of specialists provisions, a report from department of education, occupational therapy report, the school support plan and an IQ test which shows a score of 87 and says hers is below average as an average/normal score is between 100-120 above 120 is above average. The school support plan explains she has one on one help during the school day several times a week, is taken out of class to work in small groups, goes to specialist after school clubs, that she is given a special card that she just has to raise to leave an situation she is finding stressful and go to the SENCO office which is alway occupied by staff egg, she needs taking to school as she is incapable of crossing a road safely or finding her way there this is highlighted in these reports. Thank you for your help so far.

Brandnewstart Wed 08-Nov-17 20:29:16

I think that clearly demonstrates she has needs above another child of her age. Include all letters (copies in case they are lost). You need to gain a certain amount of points to qualify for DLA and this is dependent on how long you spend helping her during the day. You need to show the difference between a child without additional needs and your daughter - e.g. You need to supervise her bathing, you need to chop up her food, you need to help her dress for example.
There are written guidance from charities that will guide you on how to fill it in, have a google. Some charities such as CAB have benefits advisors who will help. You need to get the wording right.
Good luck OP. Also I'm not sure if you work, but if you don't, then you may be eligible for DLA depending on rates you get.

UterusHaver Wed 08-Nov-17 20:32:45

I included the school support plan in my documents. Plus consultants letters, physio and OT and SALT reports and detailed teachers report on issues at school. I used the Cerebra guide, it was really helpful

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