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TOPIC: DLA LRM - who this correct?

DLA LRM - who this correct? 8 years 5 months ago #18737

  • Sofie
I got told by someone that because I don't go out (I don't have anyone who can help) I can't get DLA LRM.

Someone else told me this was wrong and that if I can take advantage of any help I am offered (for example, having someone accompany me) I am entitled to LRM.

I seem to remember being told that DLA is based on what I need - so I could go out with help; but can't get that help so can't go out.

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Re:DLA LRM - who this correct? 8 years 5 months ago #18741

From the Direct Gov. website:-

If you have mobility needs:-
To get the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, your disability must be severe enough for you to have any of the following walking difficulties, even when wearing or using an aid or equipment you normally use:-

Because of a physical disability, you are unable or virtually unable to walk without severe discomfort, or at risk of endangering your life or causing deterioration in your health by making the effort to walk
you have no feet or legs

You are assessed to be both 100 per cent disabled because of loss of eyesight and not less than 80 per cent disabled because of deafness and you need someone with you when you are out of doors.

You are severely mentally impaired with severe behavioural problems and qualify for the highest rate of care component.

You need guidance or supervision most of the time from another person when walking out of doors in unfamiliar places.


There are two rates of the mobility component depending on how your disability affects you:

Lower rate:
If you need guidance or supervision out of doors.

Higher rate:
If you have any of the other, more severe, walking difficulties.


There is also a lot of detailed information on DLA rates and how to claim in the Members Section of this site.

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Re:DLA LRM - who this correct? 8 years 5 months ago #18751

  • pata1
As Gareth has explained in detail, what he says is correct.

DLA LRM is usually paid to claimants who can walk, but need guidance/assistance out of doors in unfamiliar places.

Those in this category usually have sensory problems with either sight/hearing problems or have mental health problems.

Hope this helps.

Pat

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