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#31 Mammyof2

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:58 AM

Hi everyone,

DD's HV advised me to apply for DLA but I'm not sure whether there's a huge amount of point as surely they'll argue a 2yr old needs constant care regardless iykwim. DD needs a lot more input to encourage her speech and comprehension than other kids her age seem to need. Mealtimes are ok as long as I have made one of the few meals she likes (this can take hours and I try to make bulk batches to freeze). If we vary from these foods she refuses to eat and screams- we can't go far from the house as she won't even eat sandwiches etc. Also she is unresponsive to her name a lot of the time (this has improved a lot since last year but is far from being that of a normal toddler response), she has no sense of danger and she only has 8 words therefore she needs constant supervision even in areas which are child safe such as soft play etc as I can't shout her name and get a response like her peers all seem to give. There's other bits and bobs to her routines etc but I can't help but think they'll dismiss it out of hand as a two year old requires a high level of care and supervision normally. Should I wait and apply when she's older? Xxx
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#32 miami girl

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

Littlun was coming up for 3 when I first applied.

You have to show that your child needs more care than a child of the same age.

I would apply you got nothing to lose, and you can nominate hv, as person for them to refer too.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

Lucy had DLA from before she was two and Jack was two and a half.

Use the Cerebra guide here http://www.cerebra.o...s/DLAGuide.aspx because it will become clear then just what extra input you give because I think a lot of the time we just get on with it.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:38 AM

Thanks to both of you :) I think I'm just concerned because she's just turned two that they'll see most of her needs as being "normal" even though she does seem to need more help than her peers. It really hits home to me how different she is when I see her amongst kids her own age. She's such a happy wee girl though and that's a massive bonus. She doesn't have tantrums or anything to deal with so we're lucky that way. Some people's accounts of why they're applying for DLA re tantrums etc make me feel really lucky that DD is so passive. It must be so difficult for some of the parents on here they have my total respect xxx

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:57 AM

Bless you what a lovely thing to say.

We all have our bits and pieces to deal with in regards to autism, what one person dont have to deal with others have different issues.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

Hi everyone,

I decided to apply for DD and sent off the forms 3 weeks ago. The DLA called me on thurs to validate a few answers with regards to DD at night. I called today for an update and was told that a decision had been made but that it wasn't avail on screen- the pessimist in me decided that rather than tell me bad news over the phone they just tell you they can't see the decision. As far as I'm aware they haven't contacted anyone to discuss DD. Has anyone else been told a decision has been made but the advisor couldnt see what it was as it wasn't updated on the system? I guess I'm just being impatient as a letter will be coming soon I guess- its just one of those things I want to be over and done with! Lol xxx

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

Its normal to not be told over the phone but sometimes a nice person will.

Check your bank account for a payment, many people recieve a payment before the letter if they are sucessful.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:16 PM

Thanks Mozzy, I checked the bank but nothing there from DLA. I guess I'll have to wait and see- am not hopeful to be honest as she's so young I think they'll just refuse at the moment xxx

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

I feel like I'm waiting for exam results! Lol xxx

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:51 PM

Aww I hope its good news for you....Beanie got it aged 2 and 3 months xxx

Hope you hear soon xxx

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:18 PM

Fingers crossed its good news for you. :pip:

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:12 AM

Still no money in the bank so I'm not feeling confident xxx

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:11 PM

We got HRC, they told me over the phone today. Am feeling happy and heartbroken all at the same time- I'm sure I don't need to explain as I reckon you guys know exactly what I mean xxx

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:20 AM

I applyed for DLA for my son who has just turned 11and got turned down

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:50 AM

Nursery are you going to dispute it? I know of a few people who get turned down the first time and get it the 2nd time.
I find how the DLA works things out rather odd sometimes.
For example my mum who is bed bound need care 24/7 only get mid rate care and high rate mobility.
Some one I know who has mod eczema (only needing cream applied 3 times a day) gets high rate care DLA.
The system is just bonkers.






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