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    • bigbrummygirl
    • By bigbrummygirl 4th Mar 06, 6:54 PM
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    bigbrummygirl
    can you get dla for depression and ocd?
    • #1
    • 4th Mar 06, 6:54 PM
    can you get dla for depression and ocd? 4th Mar 06 at 6:54 PM
    because i live on such a small amount of money a week. 26 income support which includes a disability premium for depression and ocd i have been advised to put in a claim for dla. i just wondered if anyone knows if it would be worth my while doing this?
    any advice would be gratefully recieved thanks

    beverley
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  • lecko
    • #2
    • 4th Mar 06, 7:00 PM
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    • 4th Mar 06, 7:00 PM
    Hi brummygirl,

    You should put your claim in for DLA, I have severe depression and have suffered for 6 years, I am also diagnosed with another mental health issue and have been awarded DLA. So please put your claim in.

    Goodluck

    Bettyboo
    • Lady Inversneckie
    • By Lady Inversneckie 4th Mar 06, 7:01 PM
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    Lady Inversneckie
    • #3
    • 4th Mar 06, 7:01 PM
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    • 4th Mar 06, 7:01 PM
    Hi,

    Have a look at the DWP website, it might help you decide;

    http://www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/benefits/disability_liv_allowance.asp
  • gemnco
    • #4
    • 4th Mar 06, 7:51 PM
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    • 4th Mar 06, 7:51 PM
    Hi beverley, I receive DLA and incapacity benefit for severe depression and anxiety, I've been getting them for the last 3 years. Its definately worth enquiring about getting DLA, the form is quite personal and complicated, so it might be worth getting help filling it out. The citizens advice bureau helped me alot. Good luck with everything and best wishes,

    gemnco
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Mar 06, 7:54 PM
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    beanielou
    • #5
    • 4th Mar 06, 7:54 PM
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    • 4th Mar 06, 7:54 PM
    Yes, you should put in a claim
    Get help from Citizens Advice/Welfare Rights as there is a lot of info needed on forms and it helps if presented in a certain way.
    It might help you to keep a wee diary for a wee while
    Good luck
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    • zincoxide
    • By zincoxide 4th Mar 06, 7:55 PM
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    • 4th Mar 06, 7:55 PM
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    • 4th Mar 06, 7:55 PM
    Let's see, I've been diagnosed as having depression and anxiety for the last 3 years although I've maintained a full time job - I'm on medication and it looks like this should continue for a long time. Do you think I would be eligible?
    Treat others as you would like to be treated
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Mar 06, 5:12 PM
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    • 5th Mar 06, 5:12 PM
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    • 5th Mar 06, 5:12 PM
    It is how the condition affects you & not what the condition that you have.
    People with depression and anxiety can claim.
    Have a word with your CPN to see what they think
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  • Penny-Pincher!!
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    • 5th Mar 06, 5:34 PM
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    • 5th Mar 06, 5:34 PM
    Can I ask how you get the disability premium on Income Support if you dont receive DLA?

    DLA is given not because of an illness or disabilty, but how this effects your every day life.

    PP
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  • mrsh
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    • 6th Mar 06, 12:23 PM
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    • 6th Mar 06, 12:23 PM
    Disability premium is also paid if you have claimed incapacity benefit for over 1year.
  • hunnybugs1
    I have just been told I have Fibromyalgia and have suffered from depression on and off for years. I do not qualify for Incapacity Benefit as I stopped work 2 years ago to have my baby and havent paid any tax since then. would I qualify for DLA do you think and is it worth all the hassle? I mean, do you get paid much?
  • upferret
    My boyfriend has quite bad OCD, been on medication for 2 and a half years, also been on a psychologist waiting list for cognitive behaviour therapy for the same amount of time, seeing a psychiatrist and he has applied twice for DLA and refused both times even though he cant do most household tasks, or even make his own food! He has been off work for nearly a year now because it has got worse.
    • judexx
    • By judexx 10th Mar 06, 11:31 PM
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    judexx
    because i live on such a small amount of money a week. 26 income support which includes a disability premium for depression and ocd i have been advised to put in a claim for dla. i just wondered if anyone knows if it would be worth my while doing this?
    any advice would be gratefully recieved thanks

    beverley
    by bigbrummygirl
    Have a look at the MIND guide to DLA http://www.benefitsinmind.org.uk/dla_attendance_allowance.htm that should give you some idea.
  • Dora the Explorer
    My boyfriend has quite bad OCD, been on medication for 2 and a half years, also been on a psychologist waiting list for cognitive behaviour therapy for the same amount of time, seeing a psychiatrist and he has applied twice for DLA and refused both times even though he cant do most household tasks, or even make his own food! He has been off work for nearly a year now because it has got worse.
    by upferret
    Sorry your boyfriend is not faring too well just now. You might find this link
    http://www.livinglifetothefull.com/elearning/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
    helpful. It's for an online DIY cognitive behaviour therapy programme, supported by the nhs.
    Best wishes
  • Precious Thing
    Fibromyalgia, Depression and DLA
    Hi,

    I have had DLA for years for depression, eating problems and other things. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year and applied for more DLA because my situation is now worse. I was turned down but am appealing.

    I would encourage you to apply. All you have to lose is the time taken to fill in the forms (but this is usually a lot of time). However, you really should get someone who is experienced in doing this to help. It's very much about how you say what you say, and especially, how you meet their criteria. It is also common to get turned down the first time and to win on appeal. It can go on for many months and there are no guarentees. But if you do win, the money will be backdated to when you first applied.

    Their is a website called Benefits and Work benefitsandwork.co.uk
    which is really helpful, and will help you to fill in the forms step by step. It's a one off payment of 15 to join. But really, get help with the forms if you can from CAB or Welfare Rights, if there's one in your area.

    It can add a fair bit to your income if you're willing to go through the hassle of applying.

    Hope that helps,

    Precious Thing.
    • mallard
    • By mallard 11th Mar 06, 3:23 PM
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    mallard
    Hi

    As with other posters DLA is based on how something affects your everyday living and the criteria (which if you are really bored one day can be accessed via DWP literature in libraries etc). Many people do get turned down or are given the lowest rates.

    Getting help to fill in (by someone who has done DLA forms before and has been successful) is good. Don't assume though that CPNs etc are any good at it - some are and some aren't. The main thing is to stick absolutely everything that effects your everyday life on the forms and emphasise strongly where others help you and what happens when that help is not available. Go for the worst scenario that you experience on a reasonably regular basis. I know a lot of people think something small needn't be included but write absolutely everything down. Equally write it down if you don't think it affects your life but never state that it doesn't. The more information the better. Also make it very personal - for example 'I feel low, have no energy, despondent, and can't do meals' and so on.

    Try to make sure you get someone who really knows you well to write the last sections and again (if you know them well enough) to write things in synch with what you have written.

    Hope that helps and good luck
  • LaidlawUk
    I got turned down for DLA I have Arthritis of the Spine and Depression, I have a appeal coming up, the forms were hard to fill in as I have dyslexia, I have no life I dont go out, I'm in so much pain when I move but I can not see me getting it.
  • Gemmzie
    LaidlawUk - please contact the CAB and get them to help you fill out the form. It can make a lot of difference how it is filled in
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  • LaidlawUk
    My appeal is on the 18th of this month, how many times can you appeal ? My doctors report wasn't good but it seemed my doctors couldn't be bothered, I had to keep on about my back and then they didn't tell me what was wrong with it, I had a breakdown in Oct and was in bed for 5 weeks after I found out my daughter was raped by her step father do I tell them at the appeal ?
    Last edited by LaidlawUk; 11-06-2007 at 12:25 AM.
  • upferret
    My boyfriend has just appealled and got low rate care DLA for his OCD after ebing refused 3 times.
    November 10 a day challenge. Im starting early- 66p so far!
    • Morglin
    • By Morglin 11th Jun 07, 5:46 AM
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    Morglin
    This site explains decision making and classifications for mental health disabilities:

    http://www.benefitsnow.co.uk/default.asp

    Lin
    You can tell a lot about a woman by her hands..........for instance, if they are placed around your throat, she's probably slightly upset.
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