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Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...



Sharon,

It is great you get DLA.

Who do you have watching over you?

Does a husband count?

All the best,

Ingrid


>From: "abbey" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...
>Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 13:52:17 -0000
>
>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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