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My sons dla renewal was back in May. He is 12 and he has a diagnosis of adhd. He was diagnosed 6 years ago and we claimed dla from then. Still very much managing his condition on a daily basis, he struggles with toiletting issues still and needs additional care to what a “normal” 12 year old would need, both with personal care and when he is out and about in social situations. He can’t go out and play like most of his friends do without supervision. He’s 12 soon to be 13!!!! They knocked back his dla and payments stopped. I appealed against they’re decision by letter, where I went to to greater detail than I did on the form as advised by citizens advice. I’m just wondering what happens next? I’m furious they’ve stopped his benifit, they stated he didn’t need any additional care or help that a normal 12 year old would need. He soils him self On a regular basis and bed wetting happens most nights, all of which should fit in to the 1 hour bracket for help with personal care!! I still need to help him with his hygiene and personal care each morning and at nights. How is this normal for a 12 year old? I’ve explained to them that he has a diagnosis of adhd which they already know and just because he’s 6 years older than he was when we first applied does not mean his condition has lessened any and he’s able to do it all by himself which is just not true, if anything it has become more challenging for both him and myself. He’s approaching his teanage years and all of the above knocks his confidence which he struggles with anyway. Thanks in advance x
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