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DLA tribunal for 2 year old with CP, advice?

KelnogKelnog Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
He been told by mri he has cerebral palsy he can crawl and cruise around furniture he has a k walker to get about and medical boots also a bath aid and high chair aid but been told he may walk in 2 to 3 years I claimed for DLA but it been refused even thought he has a lot of care in day time and also so much at night as he doesn't sleep well I asked for mandantrory  reconderation but told no so need to take next step to court think this is so unfair to have to fight for something that's right and he should be helped please help with suggestions  you think can help 


  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Kelnog and a very warm welcome to the community! I am sorry that you are having to take this to tribunal. Many community members have had to do this so you are not alone in that respect. Please use the community to get support and guidance around this. You may find information around appealing the decision useful. It also may be worth contacting citizens advice to help you with the claim. If you need anything else then please do not hesitate to be in touch! :)
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,403 Disability Gamechanger
    Most young children’s DLA cases end up at appeal because of the need to show that care needs are substantially in excess of a healthy child of the same age. It  is a significant hurdle to jump. A 2 year old would require continual supervision throughout the day anyway so you’re probably only arguing about night time  unless you have some stunning evidence re: day time needs. Night time care needs rules are much harder to satisfy than day time too before you even get into the additional hurdle. 

    Sadly a significant number of parents are advised to claim DLA before a prognosis is really known and usually so early that many claims inevitably fail. Many professionals offer a DLA claim as a sop for the fact there may be little else they can offer. 
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