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rgentry1989
rgentry1989 Member Posts: 52
can any one help me with advice on dla im just not getting any where with them?
rachel

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  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 3,618
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Dear rgentry1989

    Thank you for your posting.

    I’m sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing with DLA.

    For more information on eligibility and getting help with claiming it, see our factsheet called ‘Claiming Disability Living Allowance’ at http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/PublicationsandResources/Listedbytype/Factsheets#Wn2I.

    If you think you are eligible, it is always useful to get help filling in the form with a professional benefits advisor. You can contact a benefits advisor at your local Citizens Advice bureau (http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm), DIAL (http://www.dialuk.info/about.asp) or Turn2Us (http://www.turn2us.org.uk/).

    I hope this helps.

    Please ring our helplines on 0808 800 4050 if you would like to have a chat about your situation, or need more information.

    Regards

    Nick

    Helplines Team
  • rgentry1989
    rgentry1989 Member Posts: 52
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello thanku went there today and they ordered the forms and will fill them in for me
    rachel
  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 3,618
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi there,

    With DLA these days you should probably expect to need to be very organised and have up to date information about how your arthritis is affecting your ability to live independently. For example tell your GP and any arthritis specialist at the hospital that you are applying and make sure that you describe your condition in a way that they will back up. Even so you should be ready to appeal a first rejection to your application, so ask the person at the CAB if they are experienced in representing people at appeal. If not there are other welfare rights organisations that can help. The key is to fill in the forms very carefully and keep a copy of all the information you send in.

    Good luck.

    Guy
  • rgentry1989
    rgentry1989 Member Posts: 52
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanku! i reli hope to get further with it this time
    rachel x
    rachel