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Date: 28.08.2008
From: Rhoda

Subject: DLA Tribunal

Hi I'm new here, I was wondering if anyone had any advice. My mum suffers from OA, she also has psoriasis and her feet are in a really bad way. She is in constant pain, she applied for DLA and was awarded middle rate of care and low rate mobility, we've appealed against this (as she is in severe pain) and have been sent for a tribunal. I was just wondering if anyone else has been to one, what we can expect. Any advice would be gratefully recieved.
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Date: 11.09.2008
From: Gina

Subject: Re: DLA Tribunal

Hi Rhona
Is to stress the problems and difficulty on the worse days that occur take pictures record a diary write down everything what and how it is affecting her i.e. gets days where it so painful to touch can't bear to wear footwear for walking standin washing due to the creams having to been applied difficulty applying creams/dressings etc.Hope this might help you to work out the needs required etc. I know when I had tribunal you can get very stress, fatigue,get your head spinning with all questions you might get asked and if you can have someone supporting you through the tribunal it can help if have difficult expressing things, Get Citizens Advice Burearu to help you has they can help you with the legal, jargon that is involved.Good Luck, i shall be thinking of you both.Take Care Gina.
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Date: 26.09.2008
From: kathy laverty

Subject: Re: DLA Tribunal

There is a very good site one the web called advice now, they will help with your tribual problems
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Date: 26.06.2009
From: Mr Brown

Subject: Re: DLA Tribunal

I have just returned from an appeal and lost
On Methotrexate and sufasalasine and nothing for me.Its this new welfare to work that this government has introduced.Take from the poorly and claim expenses that they are not entitled to
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Date: 26.06.2009
From: Lynne A

Subject: Re: DLA Tribunal

Sorry to hear you lost your tribunal, but don't despair I think it is common for them to turn most people down on their first attempt. Keep a daily diary of all your aches and pains, and what you have difficulty doing on a daily basis, such as washing, dressing, cooking, carrying the groceries. Also keep a record of all the health professionals that you see, so that when you next claim you have plenty of ammo to put on your form. Persistence pays off in the end..... Fair comment about the expenses scandal... wonder if we'll see any prosecutions ???
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Date: 26.06.2009
From: val h

Subject: Re: DLA Tribunal

was reading on another sight its good to get some one else to fill in form c.a.b. or some such as they put more of the negative than u would your self good uck hope goes through ok
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Date: 26.06.2009
From: Jill

Subject: Re: DLA Tribunal

Rhoda hello there

I went to a tribunal, please dont be scared, the people that u see there, r a doctor, someone from the DLA and a Lawyer... they r there to help u, but also get the facts, and like some of the comments left 4 u here, they r so correct, get all the info u can, U msut however tell them how bad it is each day to day,mind u, once u mention that u get good days, that might keep your benefit the same... Please tell them everything, even if U think its silly, tell them the lot!..also take someone with u or a partner, they can also tell them how this all affects U.... stay strong, tell them also If u get depressed about this, u will only get the higher rate, If someone is doing everything for u, i.e. washing u, drying you, helping u to bed, getting out of bed, cooking for u, cleaning, dressing, absolutely everything... U will get the highest rate once they realise u depend on someone thru out your day(sorry I mean this 4 your MUM, but tell her this 2) Make sure she has all the corect fitments for her, like a shower handle, a rail on both sides going upstairs, she must tell them if she has brought her bed downstairs, ash she cant cope with the stairs etc, all these little things are important....the more U say, the more they will get a good picture of her day and nights...also mention that her social life is Nil, im assuming it is... and if she goes out she needs someone with her at all times....saorry rambling here.... as I said b4 i went to a tribunal 2 years ago, they were a lovely bunch of people...and I won! goood luck, let us all know how things went, it helps others and gives encouragement for what we r all entitles to.... as someone on here also said, they can out u off from having it, so dont be too upset if this haoppens, u can always re appeal, but I dont think it will come to that... Jill x
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Date: 26.06.2009
From: Jill

Subject: Re: DLA Tribunal

Mr Brown u r so r8ight there, im sorry u lost....r u going to appeal?
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