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    • cifpower
    • By cifpower 26th Apr 07, 1:24 PM
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    cifpower
    • #2
    • 26th Apr 07, 1:24 PM
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    • 26th Apr 07, 1:24 PM
    Are you claiming Income Support? If so, you are now eligible for the disability premium which is backdated to the award of DLA. It may also increase your award of HB. You should contact Tax Credits as well as there has been a change in your income.


  • emilyt
    • #3
    • 26th Apr 07, 2:38 PM
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    • 26th Apr 07, 2:38 PM
    Think you might be able to claim the warm front grant. Have added a link.
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Bfsl1/BenefitsAndFinancialSupport/DG_10018661
    Hope this helps.
    Emilyx
    When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile
  • heather2209
    • #4
    • 26th Apr 07, 3:01 PM
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    • 26th Apr 07, 3:01 PM
    i am in same position as limpy jim, although i have been claiming for around a year, i am going to watch this one with interest.
    thanks
    heather
  • limpy-jim
    • #5
    • 26th Apr 07, 4:11 PM
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    • 26th Apr 07, 4:11 PM
    Thank you for all your prompt replies. I work 18 hours per week and own my own home. ( well the bank does at least!!!!) I would not qualify for Income Support as hubby earns too. Phoned the Tax credits today though and that will double which is great.
  • heather2209
    • #6
    • 26th Apr 07, 6:06 PM
    • #6
    • 26th Apr 07, 6:06 PM
    Hmm interesting, I will have to look into that one. Not sure where you live and how fit and active you are, but I went swimming yesterdays as it is one of the few activities I can still manage. I have rheumatoid arthritis.

    Doncaster Council offer a leisure card to DLA, income support, wtc, JSA etc , which offers them half price swimming, gym etc. So it may be worth looking at.
    Heather
    • christabell
    • By christabell 26th Apr 07, 6:08 PM
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    christabell
    • #7
    • 26th Apr 07, 6:08 PM
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    • 26th Apr 07, 6:08 PM
    Have you checked www.entitledto.co.uk website? Do remember that DLA is NOT means tested. Also CAB will help advise you if you are unable to work.
    Today, my BEST is good enough.
    • Morglin
    • By Morglin 27th Apr 07, 5:45 AM
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    Morglin
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    • 27th Apr 07, 5:45 AM
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    • 27th Apr 07, 5:45 AM
    This gives advice on what an award of DLA may also entitle you to:

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/FinancialSupport/DG_10011731

    Lin
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