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    • rogerblack
    • By rogerblack 11th Jun 13, 12:01 PM
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    • 11th Jun 13, 12:01 PM
    My doctor today has mentioned to me about claiming dla?? wud i be eligible??
    Originally posted by shope1704
    Maybe.
    Assuming she's under 16.
    DLA is not given for epilepsy.
    DLA is given for the risks that epilepsy poses, and the care that would need to be given to reduce or eliminate those risks.

    For example - someone who gets 5 minutes consistent warning of their epileptic attacks is comparatively unlikely to get DLA, compared to someone who has an attack with no warning.
    This is because they can take measures to avoid hazard - sitting down in a safe place, stopping cooking, ...
    In the extreme case, for example if she has severe fits that require someone to be with her so she is safe, this would certainly qualify for DLA.
    • ineed
    • By ineed 11th Jun 13, 12:03 PM
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    • 11th Jun 13, 12:03 PM
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    • 11th Jun 13, 12:03 PM
    I think it's now PIP you'd have to claim (personal independence payment) as I believe DLA claims have now stopped.

    You can look at this, http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pip-toolkit-factsheet-002-assessment-criteria.pdf.

    Hope it helps .

    Edit, never mind, under 16 still claim DLA.
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    • 11th Jun 13, 12:07 PM
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    • 11th Jun 13, 12:07 PM
    Maybe.
    Assuming she's under 16.
    DLA is not given for epilepsy.
    DLA is given for the risks that epilepsy poses, and the care that would need to be given to reduce or eliminate those risks.

    For example - someone who gets 5 minutes consistent warning of their epileptic attacks is comparatively unlikely to get DLA, compared to someone who has an attack with no warning.
    This is because they can take measures to avoid hazard - sitting down in a safe place, stopping cooking, ...
    In the extreme case, for example if she has severe fits that require someone to be with her so she is safe, this would certainly qualify for DLA.
    Originally posted by rogerblack

    she has vacant seizures with no warning it effects her schooling as she cant do most activities i just wondered if its worth applying? thanks x
    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 11th Jun 13, 2:17 PM
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    • 11th Jun 13, 2:17 PM
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    • 11th Jun 13, 2:17 PM
    This may be helpful:

    http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/benefits/disability-living-allowance-dla
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