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Severe Irlen Syndrome and DLA

Louise7912Louise7912 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
My son was recently diagnosed with Severe Irlen Syndrome.  Do you know if you can claim DLA.  He also has dyslexia


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  • drewdundeedrewdundee Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    DLA was replaced with PIP so it no longer exists. PIP is all focused around how the conditions he has affects his daily life not based on any diagnosis he has been given by a doctor. It might be worth getting some advice locally to see if he would be eligible. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,223 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    If your son is under the age of 16 then DLA will still apply to him.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,208 Disability Gamechanger
    You don’t need a diagnosis in order to claim DLA but the issue is the extent of the consequences rather than the condition itself. In order to have a better idea of whether a claim would be successful we’d need to know the age of your son; what symptoms and for how long. 
  • Louise7912Louise7912 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    My son is 11 years old, Irlen Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder.  It effects work and academic performance, behaviour, Attention, ability to sit still and fidgets all the time, poor concentration, depth perception - always falling over and very clumsy, difficulty judging distances, catching balls and , low motivation and low self esteem, confidence, migraines, Fatigue, environment changes, poor sport  performance.  blurred and double vision he also has a squint and has to have his print very big.  He doesn't sleep at night.   Doesn't like going anywhere He also has dyslexia and also on occasions he can be aggressive.  Had symptoms for over two years  but struggled academically since he started school.  Has to do physio everyday muscle's are weak. Always tired and eyes hurt and watery.  very anxious all the time and can be irritable
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,223 Disability Gamechanger
    As he's under the age of 16 then yes you would be able to start a claim for DLA for him.

    I would also advise you to speak to an advice agency near you for expert face to face advice.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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