I rang the DWP today to inform them of my care reassessment and GP referral for wheelchair, to be told that I've been awarded DLA!!! Yay!!! High rate mobility, and medium rate care - i can't believe it!! The award only runs until 2012, but it's a good job I was sat down, I think you could knock me over with a feather...(well, no change there then
I'm so relieved not to have to fight through a load more paperwork for appeal. The reason givien for the time limit is that "treatment may change how much help you need" which I suppose is fair enough - I'm waiting for nerve-block injections in my lumbar spine.
Total time to get award, about 6 weeks I think, so not too bad!
To anyone thinking of claiming, I would say it's a worthwhile exercise; it was through filling in the form that i realised just how bad things had got, even on a good day, so was worth it just for that - it prompted me to swallow my pride & contact Social Services for a home care assessment, and speak to the GP for a wheelchair referral. That & the fantastic support & information here on the forum