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I've been refused DLA

caterina57caterina57 Posts: 1,424
edited 29. Mar 2011, 16:13 in Living with Arthritis archive
Well, I am another person to add to the growing list of refused DLA claims. This morning I had the letter saying that I am not to be awarded either the care or mobility components. They have set out the reasons why- which completely contradict the information I provided. I kept a copy of the application. I will ring the Advice Centre who helped me with the application but I can feel a very strong worded letter having to be put together!


  • skezierskezier Posts: 12,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Cath,

    I am sorry you have joined the list and hope the advice center can help with an appeal. Leaving you ((((( ))))) and a hope they will do whats right when you appeal the results. Cris xx
  • traluvietraluvie Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Cath ..

    I am so sorry you never got DLA..
    Don't give up without a fight though luvie..
    You are one of many.. I may be one of those people turned down soon..
    Hopefully you will get some good advice on appealing and hopefully be sucessful, i know many have after fighting for it..
    Fingers crossed.. all the best..
  • tkachevtkachev Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    sorry your DLA application got refused. Again I am sure they want to make the genuine ones fight for it (and also hope many just give up in the process).I do wish it was based more on GP, surgeons, rheumatologists reports though.

    Elizabeth x
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,867
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Cath I am so sorry, but it does look like this is the policy, to put people through an appeal...we really are an easy target.
    You get that appeal going, we are all behind you
    Good Luck
    Barbara xx
  • seamonkeyseamonkey Posts: 323
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi cath,
    thats just like me, they seem to have ignored everything i put in my claim, according to them i dont need any care at night or any help in the day, even though i put down all the help i need.
    Im not even sure they actually read my claim.
    Ive asked them to look again and am providing letters from people who help me, partner, kids, sister, friend, Occupational therapist, GP.
    Just hope they read them!
    Good luck
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,035 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00

    l am 100% behind you. so very cross. You take your time and PROVE every falsehood they have written. You WILL win, but will take some work on yours and your advice centre's part.


    Don't loose heart


    toni xx

    Toni xxx
  • katie5katie5 Posts: 242
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    oh cath i'm so sorry.

    its a nightmare at the moment everyone is being treated so unfairly. hope the advice line help you out and will keep my fingers crossed for you x

    big hugs

    Katie xx
  • jillyjilly Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorry Cath it is terrible how many people are being refused , dont give up it seems you have to fight them and appeal these days to get it . Hope you can sort it out ..................jilly x
  • caterina57caterina57 Posts: 1,424
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi everyone
    Thanks for all your support. When I got the letter this morning I was totally astonished. I really do question whether they have actually read my application as they have given reasons for refusal which are totally contradicting what I put on the application form for example i have put on the form that i struggle to grip and pick up things and i frequently drop and break things, that i have difficulty using a knife and cutting up things to apply enough pressure. They have said I dont need help to use kitchen tools and can carry and lift safely!!!!! Its the same all the way through.

    I knew it was going to be difficult but to completely disregard the information I have provided is baffling to say the least!
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