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TOPIC: high rate care dla

high rate care dla 6 years 4 months ago #62025

i have had good news my dla is renewed for indefinite period. it will continue unless ther is a change of award. i am 61 now .i get low rate mobility and middle care.how do people qualify for high rate care? i am diagnosed schizophrenic ...that takes some spelling !franco

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Re:high rate care dla 6 years 4 months ago #62030

To qualify for the highest rate care component you must be so severely disabled, physically or mentally, that:

you require frequent attention throughout the day in connection with your bodily functions, or continual supervision throughout the day to avoid substantial danger to yourself or others; and

you require prolonged or repeated attention at night in connection with your bodily functions, or in order to avoid substantial danger to yourself or others, you require another person to be awake at night for a prolonged period or at frequent intervals to watch over you; or

you are terminally ill.

This means you must have both daytime and night-time requirements, or you must be terminally ill.

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