We support both claimants and professionals. These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work:
- Royal College of Nursing
- Spinal Injuries Association
- Chesterfield Law Centre
- Stephenson’s Solicitors
- Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau
- Manchester City Council Sensory Provision Team
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - better claims
It make sense to get expert guidance on completing the claim pack.
Because, in the end, detailed, accurate and well supported evidence makes it much harder for a decision maker to refuse you disability living allowance. And, if they do, a tribunal will be more easily persuaded by evidence that's been consistent right from when you first completed the disability living allowance claim pack.
So, learn what legal tests lie behind those 600+ questions. Understand where to get, and how to submit, additional evidence.
Above all, get lots of ideas about what information you can put in all those boxes to give the most accurate picture possible of how your condition really affects you.
Our disability living allowance guides are written by a qualified barrister and a welfare rights specialist who, between them, have decades of experience of DLA claims and appeals right up to Social Security Commissioners level. But they're written in an extremely user-friendly fashion - we've studied the law so that you don't have to.
Instead, our disability living allowance guides take you page-by-page through the claim pack explaining simply and clearly what kind of information is needed in each box. We even provide sample texts to get you started.
We also deal with issues such as how to fill in the form for fluctuating conditions and why its so important to get supporting evidence. We even provide check lists and record sheets for you to print off when: keeping records of your claim; telling your GP about your claim; recording evidence about a doctor's visit.
Our four 50+ guides to disability living allowance claims are for:
adults with physical health problems
adults with mental health problems
children with physical health problems
children with mental health problems
Sample pages from the claims guides
Sample page from the guide to Disability Living Allowance claims for adults on physical grounds re dressing and undressing.
Sample pages from the guide to Disability Living Allowance claims for adults on mental health grounds re supervision from another person.
Sample page from the guide to Disability Living Allowance claims for adults on physical grounds re aids and adaptations.
Higher rate mobility
Our 12 page DLA factsheet Giving persuasive information about how far you can walk can help you provide additional evidence in relation to higher rate mobility. It also explains in detail the kind of evidence DWP doctors are trained to collect.
Sample page from Giving persuasive information about how far you can walk
Bottles and commodes
Our 7 page factsheet Challenging the claim a bottle or commode will replace the need for help sets out eight different challenges to the suggestion that you should use a bottle or commode and includes sample texts for claim packs and appeal submissions.
Members can download all our disability living Allowance guides and other resources from here.
Read members’ feedback about our guides.