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dla tribunal for a child help please!

talicatalica Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
hi im roxi, my son got his diagnosis of asd attachment difficulties and learning difficulties, however dla have rejected every claim because they have said every thing oliver is going through is normal for his age!! its now going to tribunal and im really worried, has any one been through this? i know what they are saying just isnt the case and in their defence it states the average 2 year old needs help dressing and will get upset and have meltdowns....which maybe true but hes 8 next month! not 2, i guess im just panicking so ill stop rambling now.


  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    There is lots of information here about appealing a decision.

    Are you getting any support through this? Have you spoken to the CAB?

    It would help if you have plenty of evidence from medical professionals about your son's condition, do you have doctors on your side?
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,001 Disability Gamechanger
    How many claims have you made? Multiple claims can be detrimental.

    The case will hinge not only on showing care and/or mobility needs but also showing that they substantially exceed those of a child of his age. Many magnet such claims end up at appeal and unlike adult cases the focus will be on solid medical evidence and your detailed statements of his attention, supervision and mobility issues. As @Sam_Scope suggests you are giving to need representation. 
  • talicatalica Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I made one claim but appealed it. Then took it higher. But it's been dragged out after having to wait until i got his full diagnosis. 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,001 Disability Gamechanger
    You don’t need a diagnosis for DLA although it obviously makes things easier. What sort of evidence do you have so far if you don’t mind me asking?
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