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DLA for your child

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by suzi, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. callumsfather

    callumsfather · Member

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    Elainechi

    You mentioned that your” child Tax Credits went up as well” I would be interested in mote info on this, thanks
     
  2. elainechi

    elainechi · Well-Known Member

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    well as a single parent on a moderate wage .i already got child tax credits. then when i got dla for my now 12 year old daughter it automatically went up. the first year i had dla i got the higher level but this is now middle rate. hope this helps.
     
  3. devera67

    devera67 · Member

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    hi every one i have had a disision and it was a good one for us and thomas but dont understand .they said they start to pay out when he has had type 1 for 3 months why is this any one know why they do this thank you
     
  4. StephAjcm

    StephAjcm · Member

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    My son is just coming up to having been diagnosed for 2 years. We only found out fairly recently that he is entitled to this and have been wading through the form. This link has been really really helpful http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Living_with_diabetes/Financial_entitlements/Disability_Living_Allowance/

    His nurse told us he would be automatically eligible but that the rules are you have to have been diagnosed for 3 months.
     
  5. rachelsnj

    rachelsnj · Member

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    This was done automatically for us. We received a letter to say that the DLA had been awarded to our daughter and then we got another letter to say the tax credit disabled amount had been awarded aswell. We did not apply for the increased tax credit it is done by the DLA who inform the tax credits dept.
     
  6. devera67

    devera67 · Member

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    hi every one i have been granted la for my son who is 22 months old with type 1 but have been told that dla wont start paying till he has had for 3 months why is this and will we be back dated or just wht we will be intitled to xx :?
    thank you x
     
  7. lochnessy

    lochnessy · Member

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    hI all, My son is 10 and has type 1 diabetes diagnosed a year ago, i claimed DLA and got the high rate but i am now in the process of claiming again as a year has passed and have now had the decision back that hes only entitled to the low rate the reason being he is now old enough to take responsibility himself, i am at the moment appealing against this as i do not agree with this at all, he may be doing some things himself but only having diabetes for 1 year i myself find this hard to control and this is a life threatning condition i feel so digusted. Has anyone else had this problem and could give me any help or tips ??? thanks
     
  8. pplprincess5480

    pplprincess5480 · Active Member

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    Hi, my daughter Lottie is 5 and was diagnosed T1 almost 2 years ago. We get the middle rate of the care element of DLA and have done from 3 months after Lottie's diagnosis. I filled in the forms myself and had no problems with the claim. I did include a care diary for a weeks worth of care. It included everything that we did to care for Lottie and how long it took. I left it up to them to decide what was care that was extra to that of a 'normal' child.

    I also claim Carers Allowance as I would be unable to commit to any work at the moment with Lottie's diabetes being so variable and unpredictable. If you are claiming DLA for your child and not working because of the care your child needs then you claim. I included the same care diary in this claim too.
     
  9. partygirl1980

    partygirl1980 · Newbie

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    Hi All,

    I am new to this group so plz be gentle lol.

    I need help in filling out my DLA form for my 5 year old son who was diagnosed in May. Never claimed anything from the state before so at a loose end.

    Thank you in advance

    A very tired mommy
    xx
     
  10. kndge9584

    kndge9584 · Newbie

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    Andrew gets low care for help with getting around and medium rate for help with personnal care. I also applied for and was granted a carers allowence, as i was unable to continue working as Andrew had such a bad period of illness with his diabetes that i had to take a lot of time off and out of work. But can still work up to 16 hrs a week, but only work 5hrs a week.
    Any questions? i'd be glad to answer if i can
    Suzi x

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  11. Ashleigh

    Ashleigh · Well-Known Member

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    Any advice you could give would be appreciated, my sister has cerebral palsy and is always having her DLA revoked and having to go to constant assessments etc.

    :D
     
  12. Blondie153

    Blondie153 · Well-Known Member

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    someone told me the citizen's advice bureau will help
     
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    mrawfell · Well-Known Member

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    I hope I am not transgressing here, but at least you didn't post in Arabic.
     
  14. Thumper

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    I have received DLA for my son since 1st diagnosed at 18 months. He is now 13 and at last review it was reduced to lower rate for care. I have assumed when he is 16 he will apply on his own behalf though reading posts here I'm now not sure that is the case.
     
  15. elainechi

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    i ve just completed janes dla form....forgot to say so many things about the care she needs...hate having to do it....just a reminder of how much care we as parents give..i find it all very depressing . hope the tears dry before they read it x
     
  16. Thumper

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    Diabetes UK sent me a guide on how to fill it in the 1st time I did it and I got it 1st attempt
     
  17. Emma's heros

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    Hi thumper, how did you get the guide. I am waiting for the forms to be sent to me and could use all the help I could get.

    Thanks

    Emma
     
  18. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Emma's heros · Member

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    Hi Thumper

    Thank you

    Emma :lol:
     
  20. lisamariebrankin

    lisamariebrankin · Active Member

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    from everything that i have read, it is important to write absolutely everything down that you do for your child to do with diabetes... time wise even down to pharmacy trips etc. my dn told me to make a list as i go along for a week b4 i send the forms off... atleast then when filling the forms in you can refer to the notes.
    Also, photocopy forms before sending them in, so then when renewals are due, you have the last forms to refer to.
    My daughter is 18months and i have been awarded high rate care.
     
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