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DLA Renewal

Discussion in 'Social Security / Disability Benefits' started by jellyjazz, Aug 31, 2010.

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  1. jellyjazz

    jellyjazz JellyJazz


    My DLA is up for renewale and i am currently trying to get al my dr's/specialists to write a letter of support to be put in with my claim. I was sucessful last time but it always makes me anxious. :worried:Is there anything i should remember when filling out the forms? How much detail do you go into?

    Thanks in advance
  2. cally

    cally Registered


    I just got my first DLA and got help from a charity place to fill it in. They said to always remember:

    to fill it in as if it were your worst day
    you don't need to put in what help you have necessarily, but what help you need. (so if you would benefit from help getting up in the middle of the night then put it in)
    on the questions about how far can you walk, put in the distance up to the point where you feel pain. (so if you can walk 10m before pain then 10m is your answer)

    I found it hard as I didn't think I was being completely straight with my answers but the form is designed to trick you and SLE is such that our days can vary a lot.

    I hope that helps and fingers crossed you are accepted again....remember there is always a way to appeal and there are places out there who can help you fill it in.

    take care, Cally xx
  3. jellyjazz

    jellyjazz JellyJazz

    Thank you very much for your help - it has just gone in the post so fingers crossed :)
  4. cally

    cally Registered

    No problem, I will keep my fingers crossed for you x
  5. charm81

    charm81 Registered

    I have been in receipt of DLA since 2004 and each time I photocopy the form for future reference, so when it is time for renewal I have something to work from or expand on.

    It is a very time consuming form, and you need to precise with the wording and provide info on your worst day as the previous post says.

    All the best
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