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TOPIC: I have higher rate mobility but no care

I have higher rate mobility but no care 5 years 11 months ago #73953

Earlier this year after 11 months and appealing my decision I was awarded higher rate mobility but no care, I was so pleased to get the Mobilty part that I was afraid to appeal the care part as they told me I could lose the lot if I did.
Now I think I am entitled to the care supplement as I have Fibromyalgia and severe problems with arthiritis in my Knees spine and neck so much so I have days when my arms are so painful I can hardly move.
Does anyone think I should reapply for this I am a bit scared as they have only awarded it till September 2012.
Your advise on here was invaluable and I dont think I would have got anything without your advise

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Re:I have higher rate mobility but no care 5 years 11 months ago #73961

Sally wrote:

Earlier this year after 11 months and appealing my decision I was awarded higher rate mobility but no care, I was so pleased to get the Mobilty part that I was afraid to appeal the care part as they told me I could lose the lot if I did.
Now I think I am entitled to the care supplement as I have Fibromyalgia and severe problems with arthiritis in my Knees spine and neck so much so I have days when my arms are so painful I can hardly move.
Does anyone think I should reapply for this I am a bit scared as they have only awarded it till September 2012.
Your advise on here was invaluable and I dont think I would have got anything without your advise


Hi S,

Again there would be some risk involved if you requested a review of your DLA award due to a deterioration or change in your medical conditions, and resulting limitations/needs.

I'm afraid that we could not possibly advise you whether or not to request such a review, it may be advisable to seek face to face advice from the CAB or similar advice agency, where they will have access to all your personal details, and will therefore be able to properly risk assess your case.

You can check which advice agencies are avialable in your area from this website. :

legaladviserfinder.justice.gov.uk/AdviserSearch.do

You may like to have a look at the:

"Disability Living Allowance renewals and change of circumstances" guide.

Accessible from this link. :

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants

cheers

bro58

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Re:I have higher rate mobility but no care 5 years 11 months ago #74219

I would be tempted to leave it until your renewal. You've too much to lose. If you'd been awarded LRC and no mobility, then I'd advise you to appeal.

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Re:I have higher rate mobility but no care 5 years 11 months ago #74273

I think you are right as I took so long to get the mobility part and I am so grateful for that it has made a real difference to my life, I would have liked to get some care but maybe on renewal I may be lucky :blink: fingers crossed, I am so worried about the renewal already and its not till Sept 2012 but it soon creeps up doesnt it.
Thanks for your reply

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