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Date: 19.12.2011
From: sue

Subject: Re; Turned down for DLA

Hi all my name is Sue, I am 32 yrs old and have suffered groin pain on and off for about 9 years now. In September 2011 I finally got a diagnosis after all this time of telling me it was my back! I underwent a pelvic mri as requested by a sonographer of all people lol and it turns out i have osteo-arthritis of both hips! Gutted :(. The pain has obviously become more severe over the years which has promted more and more visits to my gp hence i finally got a diagnosis! I immediatly applied for DLA as i have severe discomfort when walking and have several restrictions upon my standard of living, directly as a result of my hips - I got a lette rback this morning from DLA and i have been refused any help :(
Any ideas why I have been turned down and should I appeal?
Many many thanks Sue x
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Date: 19.12.2011
From: susan

Subject: Re: Re; Turned down for DLA

yes definately appeal,fight it all the way
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Date: 19.12.2011
From: dave s

Subject: Re: Re; Turned down for DLA

Have a look at the benefits and work web site a lot of free advice on it . You can pay 19 for full membership its worth it and definately appeal most claims are turned down on the first try
Good Luck
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Date: 19.12.2011
From: sue

Subject: Re: Re; Turned down for DLA

Thanks both reassuring words beginning to think its not worth appealing but i might thanks xxx any advice upon appeal is most welcome :)
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Date: 19.12.2011
From: Lorraine

Subject: Re: Re; Turned down for DLA

Don't be silly you need to appeal go to citizens advise and they will do all the form filling for the appeal, i was turned down and had to go to tribunal the CAB said don't give up i am glad i didn't i won in the end
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Date: 19.12.2011
From: sue

Subject: Re: Re; Turned down for DLA

can i not just appeal with a letter or do i have to have a representative? sorry to ask silly questions. it seems they have written to my gps surgery for a report only the report would not have been filled in by my doctor he left 2 weeks ago? I don't know what to do now?
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Date: 19.12.2011
From: Lorraine

Subject: Re: Re; Turned down for DLA

It is better to let the CAB do it they know what they are doing, they will contact your Doctors surgery on your behalf and take all the worry away for you leave it up to them they do this sort of thing daily
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Date: 19.12.2011
From: marlene

Subject: Re: Re; Turned down for DLA

Hi Sue, sorry you were turned down you need to appeal straight away. Ring them and tell them to send you the forms. Take all the advice from the guys on here it seems most have had to go down the appeal route, try not to let it get you down.I am sure you will get all the help from the forum, they are a great bunch and advice and support is what they all do best. Hope you get sorted soon Take Care and Chin UP.
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Date: 20.12.2011
From: sue

Subject: Re: Re; Turned down for DLA

Thank you all for your kind words and support! I have written a letter of appeal and sent it this morning wishing I had checked the forum before doing so :( Ill keep you all posted if I get turned down again I shall seek CAB advice many thanks Sue x
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Date: 20.12.2011
From: marlene

Subject: Re: Re; Turned down for DLA

Good Luck!!!!
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