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TOPIC: Higher Rate Mobility

Higher Rate Mobility 8 months 3 weeks ago #112848

My daughter has learning disabilities, receives higher rate DLA and lower mobility and I've got form to complete to have mobility looked at again to try to get higher rate. She has complex difficulties, needs support when out, not able to use public transport, support workers need to use a car to take her out and to be able to park easily and clsoe to where she needs to be.
She has sensory processing difficulties, all 7 senses, and severe modulation difficulites.

How can I best answer questions that only have a box to tick or metres and minutes etc answers needed. For all questions does answer need to be on worse day? Where can I find guidance to help with completing this form?
Last Edit: 8 months 3 weeks ago by Gordon.
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Higher Rate Mobility 8 months 3 weeks ago #112855

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veejayah wrote:
My daughter has learning disabilities, receives higher rate DLA and lower mobility and I've got form to complete to have mobility looked at again to try to get higher rate. She has complex difficulties, needs support when out, not able to use public transport, support workers need to use a car to take her out and to be able to park easily and clsoe to where she needs to be.
She has sensory processing difficulties, all 7 senses, and severe modulation difficulites.

How can I best answer questions that only have a box to tick or metres and minutes etc answers needed. For all questions does answer need to be on worse day? Where can I find guidance to help with completing this form?

The first thing to say is that Higher Rate Mobility is not awarded because a claimant receiving Lower Rate Mobility condition has worsened, they need to have significant problems with walking, be blind, or have severe mental disablement.

If your daughter meets these criteria then your first port of call should be our DLA Claims for Children guides in the Members Only area.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/dla/#dlaclaims

Do not feel constrained by the form, you can always add additional content on another sheet, just make sure that you include a link to the additional pages on the actual form and that any sheets you attach have your daughters full name and date of birth.

Gorodn
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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Higher Rate Mobility 8 months 3 weeks ago #112866

veejayah wrote:
My daughter has learning disabilities, receives higher rate DLA and lower mobility and I've got form to complete to have mobility looked at again to try to get higher rate. She has complex difficulties, needs support when out, not able to use public transport, support workers need to use a car to take her out and to be able to park easily and clsoe to where she needs to be.

She has sensory processing difficulties, all 7 senses, and severe modulation difficulites.

How can I best answer questions that only have a box to tick or metres and minutes etc answers needed. For all questions does answer need to be on worse day? Where can I find guidance to help with completing this form?

Not withstanding Gordon's good advice, you should be aware that as DLA is a single benefit with a care and mobility component, then asking for an increase in one component allows the Decision Maker to look at both components if they feel it's appropriate. I'm not saying that this will happen in your daughter's case, but it is a possibility.
PLEASE READ THE SPOTLIGHTS AREA OF THE FORUM REGULARLY, OTHERWISE YOU MAY MISS OUT ON IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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