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TOPIC: DLA - is this reasonable?

DLA - is this reasonable? 6 years 10 months ago #14604

  • Sofie
I think it is unreasonable; but am probably being overly sensitive:

I am partially sighted and have bowel problems. I have been awarded LRC & LRM and think I have more care needs than what the DWP claim I do.

I appealed and lost and still on LRC & LRM.

I have been told that if I use pads / nappies, then this (somehow) replaces the need for help from another person to help me go toilet. But does it? I asked this question elsewhere and people said it's unreasonable and they find it quite offensive that such a thing could be suggested.

I've had a think about this and have realised it doesn't stop me needing help - due to my visual problems, I am unable to physically wipe myself (because I can't tell if I've finished) - I would still need to do this if I wore nappies or pads.

Then there's the issue of being able to find somewhere to change myself and the smell.
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Re:DLA - is this reasonable? 6 years 10 months ago #14616

Sofie wrote:
I think it is unreasonable; but am probably being overly sensitive:

I am partially sighted and have bowel problems. I have been awarded LRC & LRM and think I have more care needs than what the DWP claim I do.

I appealed and lost and still on LRC & LRM.

I have been told that if I use pads / nappies, then this (somehow) replaces the need for help from another person to help me go toilet. But does it? I asked this question elsewhere and people said it's unreasonable and they find it quite offensive that such a thing could be suggested.

I've had a think about this and have realised it doesn't stop me needing help - due to my visual problems, I am unable to physically wipe myself (because I can't tell if I've finished) - I would still need to do this if I wore nappies or pads.

Then there's the issue of being able to find somewhere to change myself and the smell.


Hi Sofie,

Whilst we cannot give individual advice on a forum such as this, your case does sound feasible.

If it is possible, it would be worth speaking face to face with a welfare rights adviser to again check your current awards are 'safe' and perhaps proceed again with the help from an adviser.

Details of how to get help from an adviser is in the Help with Benefits post in the spotlights area at the top of this forum.

regards

Pete
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Re:DLA - is this reasonable? 6 years 10 months ago #14633

  • Sofie
Thanks Pete. Is it normal for the DWP / tribunal to suggest this, even though it would give rise to more care needs?
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Re:DLA - is this reasonable? 6 years 10 months ago #14636

Sofie wrote:
Thanks Pete. Is it normal for the DWP / tribunal to suggest this, even though it would give rise to more care needs?

Hi Sofie,

Its probably me, but am a little confused with your question. What are you refering to re the DWP/Tribunal suggesting?.

Whether what or not gives rise to more care needs?

If you can clarify I will try to answser as best as I can but it maybe later today as I have a hospital appointment shortly.

Thanks

Pete
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