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    Child with Type 1 Diabetes
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    • 11th Jun 12, 1:05 PM
    Child with Type 1 Diabetes 11th Jun 12 at 1:05 PM
    Does anyone else have a child with type 1 diabetes and receiving disability benefit for them?

    We have only just found out about ours and the hospital have said to apply for disability benefit although not everyone gets it.

    We don't have much income and the extra care he now needs and hospital trips, taking time out of work etc, is going to be a strain, I think we may be entitled to something (undoubtedly at the lower rate) however he turns 16 in seven months and I'm not sure it's worth it, as even if we get it, I'm assuming our housing benefit will go down accordingly?

    Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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