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Date: 07.02.2011
From: katknapp

Subject: DLA assesment

Dla are arranging an assesment and im terrified!never had one before and have not heard anything good about the assesors and what if im not in pain on that day?so worried now!
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Date: 07.02.2011
From: davina

Subject: Re: DLA assesment

oh i am sorry, my sister had this and was turned down by them bcause her knee was no as bad as normal.

i think you should be fine thought, just tell the truth and how it effets you and hope.

my thoughts are with you.x
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Date: 07.02.2011
From: tarnlake

Subject: Re: DLA assesment

Do you mean attending a medical centre or is this when they visit you at home?
Am unsure as i have attended medical and they observe everything there from the way you are dressed, if you are clean to how many yards you can walk to consulting room....The personnel can often seem friendly and sympathetic but that doesnt always mean they will favour the decision in your favour as i found out....
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Date: 08.02.2011
From: kazzie

Subject: Re: DLA assesment

when my partner went to a one of these he needed help on to the bed couldnt even do the touchin toes ect ,and ask stupid questions like can he brush his teeth,do we have pets yes cats who feeds them ect what does he watch on tv ect the questions were bloody stupid this was for esa as he has fibromalgia he worked full time and hated being at home and hated being ill .we had to go to a tribunal and they asked proper questions like have we been on holiday ,eh no we are stuggling to walk so how we goin do that but we can still brush our teeth lol i would just say base it on your worse day .
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Date: 11.02.2011
From: jenna

Subject: Re: DLA assesment

Hi, I had an assessment at home (I live alone, and would love to know who the person is who helps me as they ask on the form?) was refused and now have gone to a tribunal, supported by the local disability group. I also worked full time until I was made redundant, which I was told, did not help my case!!
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Date: 14.02.2011
From: Hussain

Subject: Re: DLA assesment

Im new to the forum and would like to share my experience.
I had 2 assessments at home and on the 1st one they declined me the dla. I appealed and at the tribunal i was asked if i was so ill how i made it to the tribunal but the appeal letter said it would be helpful for my appeal if i attended, as the whole point was for them to speak to me face to face and if i didnt attend the chances of a successful appeal were low???? they asked how i got dressed and the crutches i was on looked new??? The crutches were supplied by my Physio Therapist on request of my Rheumy consultant and i wasnt walking round the steets, they were to help around the house. They were extremley rude and i felt were just there to make me feel awkward. In my appeal pack i realized my GP was not much help after reading his comments, so i immediatley changed doctors and received the help i deserved and the 2nd i was successful, i have today revceived my re-apply pack through the post. Not looking forward to filling a form of 100 pages, just makes me so depressed to go through all fo it again. Im not sure what i need to say in the form and what info to give as its been nearly 2 years i filled in the 1st form :-(
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Date: 21.02.2011
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: DLA assesment

If you get turned down ... appeal and keep appealing. Get letters etc from medical professionals (anyone you are linked to), any support people you see etc. Those forms are horrid because they ask you to focus on all the things you CAN'T do and they can be really depressing. BUT!!! After every few questions ... take a deep breath ... lean back and remind yourself just how amazing you are. There you are still living and fighting, despite it all. Give yourself the credit you deserve and remind yourself of the positives. If you need to, tell some friends/family how you are feeling and ask if they can please remind you of all the things you do well. You are a person with a disability living in a world that caters mostly for able bodied people. Well done you ... celebrate the positives and congratulate yourself regularly.
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