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TOPIC: HRC and diabetes

HRC and diabetes 7 years 2 weeks ago #12916

  • christine Bowyer
I have had HRM and LRC for many years based entirely on mobility problems.I have been a diabetic for about 15 years, controlled by medication until June 2009 when I now have to have 5 insulin injections a day.I have had many hypos since June and need someone with me at all times during the day and night, to administer glucose either orally or in severe cases by glucose injection. I am considering requesting my LRC award to be reviewed, but am obviously anxious that my current awards could be reduced. Has anyone successfully had an increased award in similar circumstances?
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Re:HRC and diabetes 7 years 2 weeks ago #12918

  • pata1
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  • Retired Nurse & Former Moderator.
Hi Christine,

From what you state, in my opinion you would qualify for a higher rate of care.

However, it's impossible for us to give individual advice as we don't have access to you case papers, nor the resources to do casework.

I'd advise you to seek 'one to advice' in the first instance from you local CAB or other organisation that gives benefits advice, e.g. Community Legal Advice

Good luck.

Pat
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Re:HRC and diabetes 7 years 2 weeks ago #12919

  • christine Bowyer
Thank you pata, your reply gives me encouragement
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Re:HRC and diabetes 7 years 2 weeks ago #12920

  • christine Bowyer
Thanks for your reply pata. I have read the guide for advice on changes in needs, and this suggests a "supersession" letter in the first instance. Can you give me any advice as to the format this should take?
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Re:HRC and diabetes 7 years 2 weeks ago #12931

  • pata1
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Hi Christine,

You just need to write a letter asking for your LRC to be reviewed, stating that it's because your care needs have worsened due to your diabetes. Any supporting evidence from your GP or other health care professional you may be seeing would be of help also.

However, as I said, I'd contact CAB or similar for 'face to face' advice, and they can also help you draft a letter.

Also, you should find this guide of help written by Steve. It was written for those with Crohn's Disease, but is relevant for any supersession. DLA & Change of Circumstances

Hope this helps.

Good luck.

Pat
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