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Date: 09.02.2010
From: suze

Subject: dla

hi all
just to let you no iv applied for dla so i will keep you informed how i get on. they write to me telling me they are waiting for a report back from my doctors
take care suze xx
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Date: 09.02.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: dla

Good Luck! xx
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Date: 09.02.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: dla

Good Luck! from me to.
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Date: 10.02.2010
From: Steven

Subject: Re: dla

good luck pal :D
xxxx
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Date: 10.02.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: dla

Just to let you know, a friend of mine that has crohns has just been denied dla. We think its coz she missed her medical examination. Yet they wont listen to the fact that she was stuck in hosp when she missed it and theyve put her on unpleasant meds. They just said that a decision has already been made and they wouldn't listen to her! Scum!
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Date: 11.02.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: dla

wot a loada Bollo*, Verity, get on the phone and sort em out tiger! surely her GP can sort that out, blimey tht is terrrrilbe.....how wickedly nasty is that!!!! cant beleive half the stories we get on here, makes my blood boil, tell ya what, I will call em for her!!!!!!tc x
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Date: 14.02.2010
From: Amelia

Subject: Re: dla

Hiya i finally got round to sending my dla form last week so fingers crossed for me and for you too suze lol
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Date: 14.02.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: dla

Good luck Amelia xx
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Date: 19.02.2010
From: suze

Subject: Re: dla

hi all sorry its been a while. still havent herd anything back yet from dla will keep you all posted xxx
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Date: 21.02.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: dla

No news is good news! Fingers crossed xx
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Date: 21.02.2010
From: Amelia

Subject: Re: dla

fingers crossed for you suze

I had a letter back from the dla saying they now need to contact my consultant for reports so we both might get answers round about the same time.

xx
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Date: 22.02.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: dla

Hi Amelia! Thats good news! At least theyre taking you seriously! Plus, hospital records don't lie!
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Date: 22.02.2010
From: Amelia

Subject: Re: dla

Thanks Verity

i had been putting it off for nearly 2 years lol
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Date: 23.02.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: dla

Yeh same here Amelia! Determined to believe that I didnt need it and that I was fine without it! Its all about accepting the big 'D' word (disabled).
Ive recently just got DLA and I honestly dont know how Ive coped without it. I really hope you get it, it'll change your life : )

It's almost like im allowed to be unwell now so Im less stressed all the time and just go with it, deal with it as it hits me.

Fingers Crossed xx
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Date: 08.03.2010
From: suze

Subject: Re: dla

hi all still havent herd anything from the dla its been about 5 weeks now
hope your all wellxx
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Date: 08.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: dla

hi takes up to 12 weeks to get it...approx anyway
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Date: 30.03.2010
From: suze

Subject: Re: dla

hi just to let you all no after the dla have been in touch with my doctor for a report they have now informed me that they are contacting my consultant lol xx
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Date: 30.03.2010
From: bernie

Subject: Re: dla

I'm waiting over 6 months, their on a bloody go slow here in Ireland, working to rule.I'm fed up waiting.
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Date: 30.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: dla

Suze, dla contacted my consultant and then awarded me the dla. Hopefully this is a good sign?

Bernie, thats terrible! Can you chase them up?
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Date: 31.03.2010
From: Bernie

Subject: Re: dla

I do but they just keep saying it will be dealt with in due course. I have to say, it's on my mind every day, you know will I get it, will I not, it's driving me mad.
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Date: 31.03.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: dla

Bernie do you have a Citizens Advice Bureau where you live ? If so you could ask them - 6 months does seem a long time unless the doctors asre delaying it by getting back to them ?
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Date: 10.04.2010
From: suze

Subject: Re: dla

hi all been told im not entitled to dla xxx
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Date: 10.04.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: dla

Suze get right on it and apeal straight away dont let them get away with it we are all entitled...tc xx
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Date: 11.04.2010
From: suze

Subject: Re: dla

any ideas what to put in an appeal letter
thanks all xx
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Date: 11.04.2010
From: sally

Subject: Re: dla

Sorry I don't but there is lots on the internet. Also, why don't you check out the National Rheumatoid Athritis Assocation website? Am told there is quite a bit of info you can download on there.
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Date: 11.04.2010
From: suze

Subject: Re: dla

ok thanks sally xx
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Date: 11.04.2010
From: Amelia

Subject: Re: dla

Hiya Suze,

Could you try CAB they are usually good with help with appeals etc... Like Lynn said we are entitled to it, the National RA website is very good i got all my info off there. I had a letter last week off the DLA apologising for the delay in their descion, i'm not getting my hopes up though ..... the whole thing gets me mad as if we don't have enough to put up with grrrrr. Hope your appeal goes well xx
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Date: 12.04.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: dla

Hi suze try the welfare rights, they helped me years ago with my apeal for ESA. they are so good and will go with you to the apeal and fight your corner for you, tc xxx
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Date: 14.04.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: dla

Just read all above posts and am kinda brickini it! Recieve low rates for another condition but Gp and others have suggested reapplying as things are so bad with the Arthur (my local council won't give blue badge unless higher mobility). But am now worrying they might even cut it further because that has happened before. Used to recieve next rate up for other condition, things worsened so re applyed and second form clearly stated things were alot worse and they bloody cut me a rate. I suppose it's just a waiting and guessing game eh? X
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Date: 18.04.2010
From: suze

Subject: Re: dla

thanks all for your advice will let you no how i get on
xxx take care
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Date: 19.04.2010
From: Lucy30

Subject: Re: dla

Good luck Suze,

I have just started to recieve dla after years of trying and now get the high rate mobilty and middle rate care. It was great because I reduced my hours at work so when I go back I will only now work a 3 day week which should reduce the stress and pain

I felt like Verity for such a long time and didnt want to accept that I was disabled and entitled to the help and just got on with it. I then realised that people were gettig it for much less so thought swollow my pride and get my dues.

Keep us all informed and dont give up!!!

Lucy x
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Date: 19.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: dla

Got mine this morning... Suze fight the fight, I did and went to tribunal and all, got the highest in the end, its sad we dont get it immed, but there r alot of benefit spongers that lie to claim it, so they have to shift thru a lot of ppl to get to the ones that do need it, i was refused first time, then got it, at the lowest of the low rate, then re applied, went up a bit, then i got angry and realised i deserved higher rate, tribunal etc, got it!...U deserve it, and they wont cut u back to nowt, get your gp to back u up and any other specialists u r under...do what Lynn sugggested, as there r ppl on our side! tc let us know how u get on xx
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Date: 03.05.2010
From: Jeanie

Subject: Re: dla

only just found this forum and have been reading up on the many posts and topics - when I came across this thread..
it makes me realise how lucky I was when I received a reply Friday regaring my application for DLA. Applied middle of February, received two letters both saying they were waiting to hear from my RA nurse and then Friday received a letter confirming I will receive higher rate of one part and lower rate of other !!
Wonder why some people have problems and others don`t ??
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Date: 03.05.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: dla

Hi Jeanie and welcome to this fab forum,well done 4 getting it..tc Jill
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Date: 04.05.2010
From: maz

Subject: Re: dla

Suze, fight it, a friend of mine had 3 attempts and got it on the 3rd attempt, dont give up!
Good luck, i hope you get it.
big hugs, maz.
xx
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