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When do I apply for mobility component

my son will be 3 in November and isn’t entitled to mobility component until then. 
He currently gets MRC. When do I apply for the mobility component? 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    When your child reaches 3 years old but it doesn't mean he'll be successfully awarded. See link for information.

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  • kiera1985kiera1985 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thank you, I know he may not but they said to apply for component when he is allegeable. It’s worth a try, he falls over at least 20 times an hour and can’t walk more than a 100m before he is exhausted... hopefully he will be awarded, even at lower rate it may help towards a new pushchair that he can fit in Comfortably xxx
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    @kiera1985. We were told the same thing too. I applied in July this year and we have been told that he qualifies for LRC and HRM. We will begin getting the money when he turns 3 in November. This is your child. You know him best. 

    Tips: 
    1- Be honest on the form as much as possible. Answer all parts of all the questions. Make sure to read every single question carefully. Give detailed examples on the form as well. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    He can only claim the higher rate of mobility from the age of 3, please read the link i posted above. Lower rate can be awarded from the age of 5.
    Community champion and 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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