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Childs DLA for extreme eczema?
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I wonder what are the contributing factors why some get it for eczema?
On mums.net there are many children with eczema getting DLA and when they come to reclaim they get it again.
I think it depends on which specialists or professionals do the write up diagnosis.
The doctors reports are not enough, you need a qualified expert to say the correct things on the forms
The cognitive disabilities have nothing at all to do with it.
If the child needs a great deal of extra care and the parents or Gardena can't hold down a normal job because they are full time carers then they qualify for child's Dla. Cognitive has nothing to do with it, it's all about level of care needed.
But DLA is NOT given on the basis of a diagnosis. It is given for additional needs. In the case of a young child you need to show that their needs are over and above that which might be expected in an 'average' child of their age.
I don't think it needs qualified experts (as in medical specialists) to write up the forms...but you DO need to be able to write clearly what EXTRA needs the child has.
(I am an adult with severe skin issues - amongst other conditions...and it IS always more difficult to prove the skin issues...and most of my points come from the 'other' conditions...perhaps aome of the children you refer to on Mumsnet have other conditions too?)
Parents ability to hold down a job due to caring has nothing to do with it and cognitive ability is definitely taken in to account.
The child has to need more help than an average child of the same age. If the child is of an age where they should be able to manage some aspects of self care it won't be accepted that they can't unless there are other disabilities that cause such.
You won't find a medical consultant willing to fill in a DLA form! Or even know how to to that matter.
The child I applied for had a GP letter, consultant letter, school letters and one from after school club. They weren't interested.
Oh and mumsnet ��
If she is unable to walk though you should get the mobility component if she is in a wheelchair.
You give evidence of both the good and bad days.
To imply that all days or bad days is fraud
For eczema? Or other conditions?
nannytone is right, to claim she is at her worst all of the time is benefit fraud. You should be describing good and bad and how they are the majority of the time not stretching the truth.
Terrible advice! Please don't advise people to commit fraud. It should be based on an average day, with additional information on worse days and how often they occur.
Let me give you an example to show how poor your advice really is. I have migraines - not badly enough to claim PIP (no new DLA claims for adults).
Now, on my worst days, I cannot wear my glasses, I cannot even open my eyes for more than a few seconds. I certainly can't drive, cook, or look after my disabled son. I vomit, see a variety of colours shimmering, and I can't speak a complete sentence. I have a worst day once or twice a year, and it lasts about twenty four hours.
It would be ludicrous for me to claim for migraines and use my worst days only. I would obviously be lying, as worst days are so severe, but also so infrequent.
If you are found to have exaggerated or lied, the claim can be closed down. You can also be prosecuted.
Honest people will describe an average day, as the form requests.