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DLA Additional information 7 years 6 months ago #97822

  • Metallichick
Good afternoon

Haven't posted for a while, first i would like to say thumbs up to the sites new look :)

Secondly the reason i have come on here today. Since being awarded DLA back in September 2012 LR Mob & MR Care awarded for 2 years, my benefits were assessed on my Chronic Migraine, Daily Headaches & Depression. Since then i have now been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia & CFS/ME. Although my mobility has worsen i wouldn't say it is to the degree where i would need the higher rate, also at the moment i am needing more care but again i don't think i need the higher rate here either.

My question is can/should i i just inform the DWP that i have now had further medical conditions diagnosed but without them re assessing my claim?

Any information would be gratefully received

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DLA Additional information 7 years 6 months ago #97825

Hi Metallichick, it isnice to see you again :)

I see tat Gordon is going to answer your query, so I will leave that to him for the time being.
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DLA Additional information 7 years 6 months ago #97826

Metallichick wrote: Good afternoon

Haven't posted for a while, first i would like to say thumbs up to the sites new look :)

Secondly the reason i have come on here today. Since being awarded DLA back in September 2012 LR Mob & MR Care awarded for 2 years, my benefits were assessed on my Chronic Migraine, Daily Headaches & Depression. Since then i have now been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia & CFS/ME. Although my mobility has worsen i wouldn't say it is to the degree where i would need the higher rate, also at the moment i am needing more care but again i don't think i need the higher rate here either.

My question is can/should i i just inform the DWP that i have now had further medical conditions diagnosed but without them re assessing my claim?

Any information would be gratefully received


There never seems to be right answer to this question :(

Given that new conditions have been diagnosed, I believe you should report the change, but it may be worth you saying that you do not believe that this has increased your Care and Mobility needs to the point where your award needs to be looked at.

To be eligible for the higher rate of the Care component, you would need to show that you have care needs both day and night.

To be eligible for the higher rate of the Mobility you would need to show that you have problems walking, there is no specified distance, but it is usually taken to be 50m.

It is at the discretion of the DWP whether they initiate a re-assessment, but you should be aware that if your condition declines, to the point that you do believe you would be eligible for a higher rate of either component, after October it is likely that this will result in you being assessed for PIP rather than DLA.

Gordon

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DLA Additional information 7 years 6 months ago #97828

  • Metallichick
Can i just simply send the DWP a letter explaining my new medical conditions along with the consultants letters, stating that i don't feel that at this stage that this has increased my Care and Mobility needs?

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DLA Additional information 7 years 6 months ago #97830

Metallichick wrote: Can i just simply send the DWP a letter explaining my new medical conditions along with the consultants letters, stating that i don't feel that at this stage that this has increased my Care and Mobility needs?


That should be fine.

Gordon
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