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Postby m_turner15 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:22 pm

Has anyone with fibro got DLA?? X
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Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:16 pm

:welcome: to the forum :cow-wave: :cow-wave: I've split your post off from where you had originally made it as it is unrelated to the subject the topic is about, and I've moved it into here where it is more suited.

There are members on here who have made successful claims for DLA. DLA isn't paid based on you having a particular condition/conditions, it is paid based on how your condition(s) affect you. It comes in 2 parts, the care component and the mobility component, and is paid at different rates depending on how much help you need in each area. However, from April DLA is being replaced by PIP (Personal Independent Payments) which new claimants will have to apply for.

There is a lot of info about the changes and things on here, so have a bit of a look and a read to start with. When applying for such benefits, we usually suggest getting help with the process to give you the best possible chance as it is incredibly difficult to get things down right to meet the descriptors/criteria. Places that can help tend to include Citizens Advice, Welfare Rights, or other local organisations, so have a look to see who is in your area and see how they might be able to help if you decide to take the plunge and apply. There is also this website http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/ that many have found helpful with their claims. Altho there is a lot of free info on there, a membership fee needs to be paid to access all of their guides etc, so that may be something else to consider looking into as well.

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