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Arthritis/Mortons Neoroma/Osteopenia

scothamscotham Posts: 2
I have had Arthritis in my left knee for 14 years and have just managed to to live with the pain 18 months ago when I realised that I would have to get something done. About June of 2011 I got my scan results back and was informed that it was pretty bad. Previous to this I was informed I had Mortons Neuroma in my other leg (right foot) plus Osteopenia in my back. Since November I have had a arthroscope (left knee), steroid injection (left knee) and 4 weeks ago I was prescribed morphine patches.

Last November I applied for DLA and was turned down. I believe it was because I didn't have the condition long enough and was told to reapply in May. I have now got accumulative evidence to prove my condition is for the long term I just wondered what are my chances of getting DLA if I now reapply. The other thing I wondering at what disability rate should I apply for and can my wife get a carers allowance as well.

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  • tillytoptillytop Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    I am a forum member, not a member of the helpline team. I know that the helpline will reply to your message soon but in the meantime, just wanted to say that if you also post your message on the Living with Arthritis (LWA) forum, I know you will get some replies, since DLA is a subject which comes up there regularly.

    We are a friendly bunch and you will be made very welcome.

    Tillyxxx
  • helpline_teamhelpline_team Posts: 2,072
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi scotham

    Thanks for your posting.

    The best people to speak to regarding the chances of getting DLA if you re-apply, plus whether your wife can get carers allowance, are a benefits specialist.

    You can either contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau (citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm), DIAL UK (http://www.dialuk.info/about.asp), The Disability Law Service (www.dls.org.uk/about_us/contact.html) or Turn2Us (http://www.turn2us.org.uk/) .

    You are welcome to ring us if you would like to have a chat about your current situation.

    Regards

    Nick
    Helplines Team
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