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Vestibular loss

Patricia
Patricia Member Posts: 12 Connected
edited November 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi there everyone. I am new to trying to communicate on line. I was wondering if anyone else has recieved higher rate dla for this condition? It feels like disrimination to me that I can't access mobility aids because I have only been given lower rate. All that counts it seems is if your arms and legs work. I believe I should be entitled to higher rate. Why is this hidden but extremely debilitating disability ignored as it seems to me?

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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Patricia and welcome

    There are many conditions that are hidden and not receiving the awards that people deserve

    The first thing is to understand the points system, descriptors and the criterea for an award. A good starting place id the B&W self test.

    http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php

    There is of course loads of info on this site to read, so please have a look round and come back with any questions

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Patricia
    Patricia Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Thanks very much foŕ that. I will. What about a dentist? With all my symptoms it is very stressful to have toothache on top. Are there sensitive, skilled MGS doctors anywhere? I've had tooth problems all year, and again this weekend. I want a dental hospital thinking that their standards would be great? Please help, in pain
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,798 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Patricia, and welcome. Have you managed to find a dentist? If not, I'd be happy to have a look for you if you don't mind sharing where you're based at the moment?
  • Patricia
    Patricia Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Thanks Pippa. I'm in Camden. I have found a recommendation on a local neighbours site. Have booked in there for next week. I hate that I have to give them free reign of my mouth like a guinea pig and can only assess the skill once they've finished with me. How could one NOT be anxious?!

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