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    • Vix76
    • By Vix76 10th Nov 18, 2:12 PM
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    DLA no school support
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    • 10th Nov 18, 2:12 PM
    DLA no school support 10th Nov 18 at 2:12 PM
    Has anyone sucessfully claimed DLA for their child with no school support ?
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    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 10th Nov 18, 2:38 PM
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    I think dla has been phased out now so it will be pip. But it is not easy to get. A lot aren’t able to get help now unless it’s really difficult
    roll on end of April 2019 *16 done* = *24 to go*
    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 10th Nov 18, 3:00 PM
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    I think dla has been phased out now so it will be pip. But it is not easy to get. A lot aren’t able to get help now unless it’s really difficult
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    It's still DLA for children under 16 https://www.gov.uk/disability-living-allowance-children
    Eligibility criteria https://www.gov.uk/disability-living-allowance-children/eligibility
    You do not need the support of a school to apply although a statement from a school about the help the student requires can obviously help.
    Last edited by calcotti; 10-11-2018 at 3:03 PM.
    • thegirlsmum
    • By thegirlsmum 10th Nov 18, 3:07 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 3:07 PM
    an up to date statement of educational needs (think the name might have changed) is just as good if not better than a letter from the school
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 10th Nov 18, 4:38 PM
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    DLA is based on the additional needs of a child of the same age. It can be difficult to be awarded if the school are not supportive, but not impossible. A friend, whose son had significant needs, was refused DLA when the headteacher stated things like 'mum thinks X has autism', and 'X has no more needs than any other child', and 'X has support in school because he does not stay on task, but otherwise has no extra needs'. The child was eight at the time, and had been diagnosed with autism by a psychiatrist. He also had a number of other disabilities which required support, including tube feeding. The following year, he was transferred to a special school because his needs were too much for his mainstream school to cope with!


    So, moving on. DLA is based on the additonal needs a child has compared to another child of the same age. This is what you need to write about on the form. Sometimes it may be necessary to repeat yourself. If your child attends any clubs or groups, the group leader may be able to write a supporting letter. I have written about any extra support needed for children in my Brownies and Guides. before now. Remember that the DWP do not know your child, so it is your job to provide enough details for them to make a decision. This can include medical evidence, a diary of care needs, letters from people who know your child or help to care for them, and any support that you receive.
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