DLA - changes in condition?


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onearm

Someone claiming DLA (high rate care, low (or mid?) rate mobility) has
significant deterioration in their physical condition.

Who do they report this to, what evidence do they need, and how severe
does it need to be before they have their case looked at again?

Thanks.
 
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Robbie

onearm said:
Someone claiming DLA (high rate care, low (or mid?) rate mobility) has
significant deterioration in their physical condition.

Who do they report this to, what evidence do they need, and how severe
does it need to be before they have their case looked at again?

Thanks.
There's only two rates of mobility, a lower and higher. My advice would
be to seek assistance from a disability rights group or the CAB before
asking for the lower rate mobility to be looked at again as DLA as a
whole can be reviewed - with the possibility of the higher rate care
being reviewed.

It depends how the physical problem is affecting them. If it leads to
significant care needs then the DLA care component can go no higher, if
it significantly impacts on their mobility then obviously there is the
possibility of an increase in the mobility component - but a request for
an increase in this component is best done with professional help.
 
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soundboy

Robbie said:
There's only two rates of mobility, a lower and higher. My advice would be
to seek assistance from a disability rights group or the CAB before asking
for the lower rate mobility to be looked at again as DLA as a whole can be
reviewed - with the possibility of the higher rate care being reviewed.

It depends how the physical problem is affecting them. If it leads to
significant care needs then the DLA care component can go no higher, if it
significantly impacts on their mobility then obviously there is the
possibility of an increase in the mobility component - but a request for
an increase in this component is best done with professional help.
Good reply Robbie, its good to see you STILL giving out this good advice.

SB
 
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onearm

Good reply Robbie, its good to see you STILL giving out this good
advice.

SB
Yes, I'd like to thank Robbie. He made some important points that have
stopped us from possibly jumping in too quickly.
 
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Robbie

onearm said:
Yes, I'd like to thank Robbie. He made some important points that have
stopped us from possibly jumping in too quickly.
I'm glad you're thinking about it. The one major flaw in the DLA scheme
is that a request for consideration of one single set of facts can cause
a supersession which can affect the whole of a DLA claim.

With the correct wording it is possible to ask for one component of DLA
to be reviewed without any effect on any other component = that is where
the professional help will come in handy.

As words of advice: it's very difficult, but not impossible, to get DLA
Unit to consider an increase of both components to the highest level. It
can be done, but apart from the problems of the possibility of reducing
one component it can also reduce the length of time that component is
payable for without review. For example if DLA Care (higher) and DLA
Mobility (lower) is awarded for three years, an increase to a higher
rate for both may mean a reduction in the review period for both to two
years.
 

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