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Hi, my name is ImranS! Erbs Palsy and DLA
Hi I'd like to discuss my DLA claim for my son. He was born earlier this year, unfortunately due to his size (large) he became stuck. Due to this he has had several birth injuries, Brachial plexus nerve damage, HIE and subdural hematoma. He survived over 10 mins without oxygen and had to be cooled to prevent any further brain damage. He cannot move his right arm which has had the nerve damage. The hospital advised that this disability could be life long and we await further appointments for specialist operations that he may need. We were advised that his Erbs Palsy is a disability and that we should apply for DLA. However it was rejected because at six months he doesn't require more substantial care than that of a child of similar age. So I called and asked for a mandatory reconsideration. It was again rejected and I have been advised to appeal if I disagree with them. Has anyone had a similar experience?