Hi what a lovely thread full of great things, I origionaly applied for DLA in Oct 2010 at the same time ESA contributions based (I do like a challenge
) I had an atos medical for the ESA and was put in to the WRAG (work related assessment group) however refused DLA on both elements. It was after an assessment of needs by the OT that on his suggestion I reapplied, This I did in january but this time with the help of the Benefits and work site using their info for help when filling out forms, origional mistake with first claim was I did it without help. The complication was that I was also applying for my sons DLA at the same time
I hate it when those brown envelopes arrive, it takes me ages to open them have to make a cuppa and calm down first
Anyway bron envelope arrived for me in Feb befor my March 3rd deadline awarding high rate mobility Yay no care but I was expecting that because even tho I have care needs of my own I am also my sons full time carer.
Brown envelope arrived for son this morning he has been awarded low mobility and low rate care Yay. was not expecting mobility for him but was expecting middle care as his needs continue through the night I didn't get to sleep until 4:30 this morning dilema is do I ask them to review the care component and risk losing all. Had a chat with son who has logically said don't worry about it mum because low rate is better than no rate. so yes we are celebrating being able to buy bed raisers and support pillows to help with sleep oh yes and the protein supplements that he needs. Went to the post office and changed my car tax sent the other one back to dvla so will get 11 month refund on that as I had only just renewed it
I think what help my award for hr mobility was the fact that I had already had a sucessful ATOS medical had applied for a blue badge on a discretional application and sent in OT assessment of needs report along with all the usual suspects. It's a weird feeling facing up to the fact that we have these health problems but at the same time happy that some of the burden has gone away like paying for taxis and pre payment prescriptions. Does anyone know, do I need to notify childrens tax credit people?
Let the good news keep on coming
love to you all