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applying for attendance alowance

evsie
evsie Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited October 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
hello from me hope to learn here , just in process of applying for attendance alowance for both me and my husband , wish us luc

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @evsie welcome to the community!

    Please let us know if you need any help and good luck! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • evsie
    evsie Member Posts: 3 Listener
    thank you have c,a.b coming down to help us with this , we are both over 70 and never had a benefit in our lives

  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome and good luck
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Benefits can be confusing, it's great to hear you have CAB coming to help you! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    Good luck to you both!!

    It took my wife 3 applications to get an award. The 'help' she had from a charity was poor beyond belief.
    She is 75.

    Warning, please be careful with using the CAB, their website offers advice on two matters that can only be described as poor.
  • evsie
    evsie Member Posts: 3 Listener
    thank you, we can they can only hope but try i am living with cancer and it is so stressful and i am very depressed and my husband suffers with osteporosis as well a bad copd and is basically confined to house as we have gales her reguarly over the winter, it is a struggle for us both

  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    I would be very interested in how you get on with the AA claim.
    I have brought this up before on this site and never actually received an answer that I could understand. 
    The CAB website (all that I can use as there are no useful advice agencies locally) states that you have to - have a disability or illness and need help or supervision throughout the day or at times during the night (even if you don’t currently get that help).

    That definition in bold means (I am told) means that the need must be continual.

    Is it continual throughout the day or only for parts of the day?

    I haven't bothered to make a claim as I honestly don't know if my circumstances will fit that definition.
  • patriciahendy
    patriciahendy Member Posts: 20 Courageous
    Good luck, I hope you get the AA. my dear friend is nearly 70 years old and has to attend a PIP assessment next month. When she asked the name of the doctor in attendance she was informed that it would not be a doctor but a paramedic or midwife!!!! She has a highly specific condition that only a specialist in that field can obviously understand, not a baby deliverer. I have advised her to go for AA. These 'assessors' can sometimes be nasty and tell untruths against claimants. I am surprised this has been allowed  to go on for so long, the 'nasty party' should be ashamed of itself and halt and overhaul this disastrous system.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck, I hope you get the AA. my dear friend is nearly 70 years old and has to attend a PIP assessment next month. When she asked the name of the doctor in attendance she was informed that it would not be a doctor but a paramedic or midwife!!!! She has a highly specific condition that only a specialist in that field can obviously understand, not a baby deliverer. I have advised her to go for AA. These 'assessors' can sometimes be nasty and tell untruths against claimants. I am surprised this has been allowed  to go on for so long, the 'nasty party' should be ashamed of itself and halt and overhaul this disastrous system.
    Claiming AA may not be the right advice here. Your friend must be transferring from DLA to PIP because at that age you can't make a new claim for PIP. If they have a mobility award for DLA and put a claim in for AA there's no mobility award to AA which means they will lose it completely. AA criteria is completely different to PIP.

    A HCP doesn't have to be qualified in any specific condition because all conditions affect people differently, no 2 people are the same. PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect you daily.

    Lots of people claim PIP successfully first time, without any problems at all.

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