Claiming allowance

Concerning the recent letters in your paper concerning Disability Living Allowance. As part of my job I deal with completing these application forms all the time. First of all I would like to point out you can only claim DLA if you are under 65 years old.

Concerning the recent letters in your paper concerning Disability Living Allowance. As part of my job I deal with completing these application forms all the time. First of all I would like to point out you can only claim DLA if you are under 65 years old.

If you are older than 65 you can apply for Attendance Allowance. I have found it helps if you get your GP/consultant to fill in the part of the form where it asks about 'who knows about how the illnesses/disabilities affect you'.

It is also important to complete the form in terms of what help is needed rather than what the applicant is actually getting. Age Concern are a very good resource of information, they can be contacted on freephone 0800 009966. I hope this helps.

NAME SUPPLIED, Letchworth


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