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TOPIC: DLA

DLA 9 years 1 month ago #28232

Hi Have looked around the forum and cant seem to find the answer to what I am loking for. My husband receives DLA on mental health grounds. He is not due for a renewal until 2011. He has recently had a couple of slipped discs in his spine which has not got better, he has had this for 4 months now. During a series of tests to check what is going on they have found some form of arthritus on his spine.He is due to have a scan to check all this out. My question is if we apply for DLA as he is needing a lot of help at the moment will they look at the mental health side of it again as well as physical, Is it possible to fill in a form and state that mental health still the same and ask them just to look at this latest problem. any advice would be appreciated
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Re:DLA 9 years 1 month ago #28239

As DLA is one benefit, with a care and mobility component, the DWP Decision Maker can look at the award as a whole.

Also, if there has been a material change in your husband's needs, as it seems in this case ( a worsening) you must report that to the DLA Unit in Blackpool
on 08457 123456.

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