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Re: [IPk] Re: DLA



Thanks for the replies on DLA. I am putting in an application and will pass
on any further info I may get.
Hilly
----- Original Message -----
From: "abbey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...


> Hi Hilly
>
> It is possible to get DLA.  I receive it, each award has been for 2 years
> and then reviewed.  I  receive it, on the grounds that I need someone to
> watch over me (when i bath as I have had 2 nasty hypos in the bath and
need
> someone around to get me out quick if i have another)  and also for help
> during severe hypos.
>
> I have just had another review, which initially was disallowed, however I
> then sent evidence of the hypos (print out of blood results) and a
statement
> from my diabetes specialist nurse, and was then given another 2 year
award.
>
> Whether you are able to work or not is immaterial, the DLA application is
> considered purely on whether you need help with mobility and/or care.
Also,
> whether you actually get these at the moment isn't considered, it is
whether
> you need them that qualifies you.  For example, you may need someone to
keep
> an eye on you throughout the night, the fact that you currently don't have
> someone to do this doesn't matter.
>
> I work part time with people with learning disabilities, and a major part
of
> my role is to help people apply for benefits, and I have successfully
> completed numerous DLA applications with/for them.
>
> In approx 85% of applications, the award is initally disallowed, but then
> awarded on review.
>
> I hope this info helps.
>
> Sharon L
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 9:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...
>
>
> > > I was wondering if people have applied for DLA as I have been advised
to
> do
> > > so. I am working full time and I know it's not Means tested but I have
> never
> > > heard of diabetics applying before?
> > > Hilly
> >
> > Hi Hilly
> > In general you won't get DLA just because of diabetes, unless you have
> some
> > other condition that necessitates you needing extra help, or unless
you're
> > unable to work because of your condition. I started receiving DLA when I
> was
> > registered blind (although I have a full time job). It's not means
tested
> but
> > thyey really do put you through the mill. There are two components -
> living and
> > mobility. You wouldn't get mobility unless you have other problems. You
> might
> > get the  living part  if you can prove that you need help e.g. with
doing
> daily
> > tasks, or that you need someone to watch over you constantly.
> > But just having diabetes alone  won't normally qualify you for anything.
> > Di
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