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dla 7 years 7 months ago #79307

i have just found out i have psoriatic arthritis how will this affect my claim for dla please help i cant walk i have so much pain in my joints this goverment need to sort there heads out

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Re:dla 7 years 7 months ago #79312

  • Gordon
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coral wrote:

i have just found out i have psoriatic arthritis how will this affect my claim for dla please help i cant walk i have so much pain in my joints this goverment need to sort there heads out

Whilst your diagnosis supports your claim, it is the care and mobility needs that result that will win your claim.

Have a look at our DLA Claim guides for more information on the following link.

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

As this appears to be your first post you may want to have a look at the following FAQ which explans how to navigate the site.

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If you have any specific questions, please come back to the forum.

Gordon

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Re:dla 7 years 7 months ago #79315

  • wayne
Coral,Ialso have psoriatic Arthiritis and was awarded higher rate mobility based on a list of my drugs,age,affected joints and a consultants report that I have not actually seen.

A detailed report can only help.

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Re:dla 7 years 7 months ago #79317

hi i have had a steroid injection into my hip joint and i am staring methatrexate dont think i have spelt that right lol i have server pain in my toes,feet,kneecaps fingers wrists lower back and top of my spine and i am only 39 i have to were splints on my wrists am just so scared about everything thats can i ask what you on please

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Re:dla 7 years 7 months ago #79318

  • Richo
Hi sorry to butt in on your thread but I have got a rare and complex condition which is very unpredictable. I have been turned down twice for DLA and have been waiting 16 months for the first appeal to be heard at tribunal. I dont know what else I can provide as proof of my care needs any info would be appreciated as to tips to turn this issue around. :(

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Re:dla 7 years 7 months ago #79322

  • wayne
I`m 45 but first had R/A at the age of 7 and I recognise all of your issues.

About 4 years I felt my joints slowing me down again, I took a week of work and for 4 months was unable to walk ......

First I tried methotrexate ;)

it had no effect on me but apparently its the standard medical routine....then luckily a drug called Leflunomide became availiable and it took about 3 more months but each day I sensed it working.....I`ve also had cortisone in my shoulders and knees,atm I`m injecting Enbrel once a week(great stuff) I havent a major flare up in 2 years,just a problem with old episodes and `repetetive tasks...

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