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TOPIC: DLA application

DLA application 7 years 3 days ago #13408

I am trying to complete my application for dla.
I have arthritis/neuromas in my hands and feet plus other features yet to fully investigated; my job used both in driving etc. I have been unable to work since July and have almost constant levels of pain and that's where I don't know how to deal with the mobility 'walking test'. I can walk but with pain, which I try to 'work through' but I pay for it later. Does anyone have some advise please?
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Re:DLA application 7 years 3 days ago #13412

MisterG wrote:
I am trying to complete my application for dla.
I have arthritis/neuromas in my hands and feet plus other features yet to fully investigated; my job used both in driving etc. I have been unable to work since July and have almost constant levels of pain and that's where I don't know how to deal with the mobility 'walking test'. I can walk but with pain, which I try to 'work through' but I pay for it later. Does anyone have some advise please?

In the first instance I would suggest that you take a look in the members' DLA resources area which you may find helpful, particularly the first section entitled DLA claims.

You can do so by following this link HERE.
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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Re:DLA application 7 years 3 days ago #13417

Hi Mrg

My advice to you would be to keep a diary and whith someones help measure your walking distance.

For example, make sure its outside, note down the distance you begin to feel pain, did you have pain before you started walking, did it get worse, how many metres did u walk before it got worse, how many places is the pain in. \do you have to stop, does the stop reduce the pain to allow you to walk the same distance again before the pain returns to that level, or does the stop not relieve the pain but gives you a break from it.

You also need to pay attention to your walking speed, and the manner in which you walk. Do you limp, shuffle, do u walk with a stiff gait. How long does it realistically take you to walk say 40 metres.

How do you fell after walking, do you experience other discomforms tiredness, breathlessness, how long does it take you to recover.

Definately get your examples down on paper, do it over a week, at different times of the day, My only other advice is, if you dont get it right and describe exactly what difficulties you have on the application form, you could find yourself with a tough battle on your hands.

Kathyx
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