DLA stands for Disability Living Allowance, but some feel should be called Deliberate Lies for Action. As that is sometimes the only way some can receive disability living allowance!! Cases upon cases of people who are severely disabled get no help at all from DLA. WHY? Because if you tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth in your horrendously complicated DLA application book, you probably wont get a cent!! Unless of course both legs are missing, you have tried at least three times to commit suicide and succeeded once.
any charity involved with Disability Living Allowance, its questions are a nightmare
and full of unsuspected pitfalls for the honest thinking person. Of course you
can always appeal through the ITS (Independent Tribunal Service) and wait and
wait....... Even then you may find the hearing is not so 'independent' after all,
unless you appear on a hospital death bed strapped up to a life support system.
We have the case notes, the refused letters and the letters of desperation sent
to these departments, we find it sad - very sad for a 21st century - so called
- developed country.
DLA is a non means tested
tax free benefit for those with an illness or disability, available up to age
65. You need to have been sick for at least 3 months and expect to continue sick
for at least another 6 months. For people under 16 their is a special claim pack.
Claim packs are available from a local benefits office or by phoning free on 0800
Only use the amounts shown as a guide. The rules for benefits mean that your individual circumstances may affect the amount you can get. This means you will not always be able to work out exactly how much you will get by using these amounts.
Living Allowance Weekly amounts:
many have found though, what you are entitled to and what you get are often totally
different. The secret is the right wording for the asked question. One important
golden rule is imagine your absolute worst day and complete the form with this
in mind. Any mention of things like "some days I can walk better" seems
to immediately reduce or eliminate mobility need to the DLA officer.
People die or have
serious accidents everyday due to lack of care that should have been provided.
For those over 65 there is Attendance Allowance which is similar. For those who work over 16 hours week, there is Disability Working Allowance which can be paid in addition to DLA. This is all tax free and extra to any other benefits received.