Disability Living Allowance i know my mother claims this and never thought anything of it then i got a letter through the door to me.We are unsure on how you want your allowance to be paid nothing funny just a mistake probably. That is not my moan i go online to see what she is claiming for and it's a joke i shouid not be cliaming for this unless someone can tell me other wise?
You may be able to get Disability Living Allowance if you are aged under 65 and you have needed help with personal care or had walking difficulties because of a physical or mental disability for three months and you are likely to need this help or have these difficulties for at least another six months.
If you are already getting Disability Living Allowance when you reach 65, it may continue if you still have care and/or mobility needs.
If you’re claiming for an ill or disabled child
Your child must need a lot more help or supervision than other children of the same age.
You can claim for care needs before a child is aged three months, but benefit will not be paid before the child reaches the age of three months unless they are paid under ‘special rules’ (see below).
You can claim for mobility needs from:
* age three, if your child is unable, or virtually unable, to walk erm no
* age three, if your child is both 100% blind and 80% deaf no
* age three, if your child is severely mentally impaired with severe behavioural problems and qualifies for the highest rate of care component erm no i am not mentally impaired
* age five, if your child needs guidance or supervision when walking out of doors lmao no way
Caring for a disabled child (caring for someone section)
If you have care needs [b]The one i think she is claiming for
To get the care component of Disability Living Allowance, your disability must be severe enough for you to:
* need help with things such as washing, dressing, eating, getting to and using the toilet, or communicating your needs, or No
* need supervision to avoid you putting yourself or others in substantial danger, or No
* need someone with you when you are on dialysis, or
* be unable to prepare a cooked main meal for yourself (if you had the ingredients), if you are aged 16 or over No
There are three rates of care component depending on how your disability affects you:
* the lowest rate, if you need help or supervision for some of the day or you are unable to prepare a cooked main meal No
* the middle rate, if you need help or supervision frequently throughout the day, or during the night, or someone with you while on dialysisNo
* the highest rate, if you need help or supervision frequently [/b]throughout the day and during the night
You can get Disability Living Allowance for your care needs even if no one is actually giving you the care you need, even if you live alone.
If you have mobility needs
To get the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, your disability must be severe enough for you to have the following walking difficulties, even when wearing or using an aid or equipment you normally use:
* you are unable or virtually unable to walk, or you have no feet or legs, or
* you are both 100% blind and 80% deaf and you need someone with you when you are out of doors, or
* you are severely mentally impaired with severe behavioural problems and qualify for the highest rate of care component, or
* the effort of walking could threaten your life or seriously affect your health, or
* you need guidance and/or supervision from another person when walking out of doors in unfamiliar places
There are two rates of the mobility component depending on how your disability affects you:
* the lower rate, if you need guidance or supervision out of doors
* the higher rate, if you have any of the other, more severe, walking difficulties
Some people will be entitled to only the care component or the mobility component, others will be entitled to both.