Disability Living Allowance Phone Number – Call: 0844 545 6532 Calls to our 0844 number cost only 5p per minute, plus your phone companies access charge.

The way that benefits are paid and calculated has changed significantly over the last few years here in the UK. If you’re concerned about your right to claim disability benefits – or if you have a question pertaining to those benefits that you do receive, it’s a good idea to call the Disability Living Allowance phone number now on 0844 545 6532. You’ll get through to a general menu from where you can speak to a customer service representative about your particular case.

DLA benefits are being phased out in favour of PIP benefits instead – PIP stands for Personal Independence Payment. The way that claims are assessed has changed along with the way they’re paid – so it’s a good idea to call the DLA benefit helpline contact number in order to find out exactly how you’re affected. There are lots of different changes under the new PIP scheme – take time to understand their implications sooner rather than later.

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Previously the Disability Living Allowance Benefit was available for both children and adults – although the application processes were separate. No matter how old you happen to be, if you’re living with a disability then you could be entitled to financial assistance in the form of benefits. If you’re interested to find out whether or not you’re eligible, call 0844 545 6532 now.

This is not the number to call for universal benefit queries – you’ll find other numbers here on our website for other departments including the Job Centre Plus, Working Tax Credits, Income Support and more. For all of your queries related to the Disability Living Allowance however you should call the Disability Living Allowance phone number now on 0844 545 6532 – you’ll be able to talk to someone that can help you!

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Thu, Jan 07, 2010

This simple test is intended to help you to decide whether it may be worth filling out a disability living allowance claim pack if you have a physical health condition.But please bear in mind that it's a test we invented ourselves because the statutory criteria for DLA are so confusing. So, it is in no way a legal test of eligibility, just a way of helping you to decide whether to put in a claim.

1 Look through this list of some (but not all) of the everyday activities that are relevant to DLA:

Walking outdoors Walking outdoors alone in unfamiliar places Preparing a cooked main meal for yourself Moving about indoors Taking medication Eating and drinking Staying safe if you're alone Communicating with other people Getting out of bed in the morning Getting into bed at night Sleeping Using the toilet Washing, having a bath or a shower Looking after your appearance Getting dressed and undressed Social and leisure activities

(Shopping and housework are not generally counted as everyday activities that are relevant to DLA, but see More about the way your illness or disabilities affect you).

2 Choose one of the activities above that you have some problems with. For example:

you may have problems using the toilet because you have irritable bowel syndrome which causes abdominal pain and urgent diarrhoea, so you sometimes don't make it in time; you might have problems going outdoors alone in unfamiliar places because a visual impairment makes it difficult for you to see obstructions or cross roads safely; you may not be able to prepare a cooked main meal for yourself because arthritis in your hands means you can't peel or chop vegetables.

3 With your chosen activity in mind, answer the True or False questions below. If your condition varies, so that the answer is sometimes true and sometimes false, then choose whichever applies for the majority of [...]

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Thu, Jan 07, 2010

This simple test is intended to help you to decide whether it may be worth filling out a disability living allowance claim pack if you have a mental health condition. But please bear in mind that it's a test we invented ourselves because the statutory criteria for DLA are so confusing. So, it is in no way a legal test of eligibility, just a way of helping you to decide whether to put in a claim.

1 Look through this list of some (but not all) of the everyday activities that are relevant to DLA:

Going outdoors alone (especially in unfamiliar places) Preparing a cooked main meal for yourself Taking medication Eating Being alone Communicating with other people Getting out of bed in the morning Going to bed at night Sleeping Washing, bathing and looking after your appearance Getting dressed and undressed Social and leisure activities

(Shopping and housework are not counted as everyday activities that are relevant to DLA).

2 Choose one of the activities above that you have some problems with. For example:

you might have problems communicating with other people, because you get anxious in company or find making conversation too difficult or tiring; you might have problems going outdoors alone in unfamiliar places because you get very nervous or panicky; you may not feel able to prepare a cooked main meal for yourself because you are forgetful and leave pans to boil dry or you cannot concentrate well enough to remember all the different cooking times and ingredients.

3 With your chosen activity in mind, answer the True or False questions below. If your condition varies, so that the answer is sometimes true and sometimes false, then choose whichever applies for the majority of the time.

I can't do it at all. True or False?

It's not safe for me to do it. True or False?

I have problems [...]

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Mon, Nov 03, 2008

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Claiming DLA and AA guides and factsheets

Disability Living Allowance Claims for Adults on Physical Health Grounds (63 page A4 guide) Disability Living Allowance Claims for Adults on Mental Health Grounds (54 page A4 guide ) Disability Living Allowance Claims for Children on Physical Health Grounds (52 page A4 guide) Disability Living Allowance Claims for Children on Mental Health Grounds (58 page A4 guide) Attendance Allowance on Physical Grounds (37 page A4 guide) Giving persuasive information about how far you can walk (12 page A4 factsheet) 70 questions you're likely to be asked at your DLA medical (4 page A4 factsheet) Challenging the claim a bottle or commode will replace the need for help (7 page A4 factsheet)

Our guides and factsheets are full of practical information, tips and advice based on years of experience of assisting claimants and support workers. Following the information in the guides won't guarantee you an award of DLA or AA, but it definitely will ensure that you make the best possible case for getting an award. They guides include:

2 minute tests to help decide whether you're eligible for DLA details of the best way to get a claim pack and what to do if you can't return it in time information on how to keep a record of your claim a page by page guide explaining what you need to write about in every box in the DLA claim packs-dealing with the problems you have with everyday activities such as washing, dressing, walking and preparing a cooked main meal. tips on getting supporting evidence to increase the chances of a successful claim and reduce the likelihood of getting a visit from a DWP doctor guidance on how to prepare for a visit from a DWP doctor and how to keep a record of what happened that you can present to a tribunal if necessary alist [...]
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Mon, Sep 24, 2007
Cover:  70 questions you're likely to be asked at your disability living allowance medical


Learn what will happen at a disability living allowance medical, including what questions are likely to be asked. Plus, download a copy of the actual report form the doctor will complete. Improve the chances of accurate information being written by the doctor and know how to challenge it if it's wrong.

Will I have to have a medical?
There's no way of knowing when you make a claim for disability living allowance whether you will be asked to have to have a medical or not. If you are asked and refuse, however, your claim for disability living allowance will automatically be turned down.

Atos Healthcare doctors are paid a fee of over £100 for each disability living allowance medical they carry out. Yet many people report that the doctor seemed in a rush, stayed only a very short time and wasn't interested in what they had to say. Some found the doctor positively rude.

Others say that although the doctor seemed sympathetic and encouraging, they later discovered that the disability living allowance medical report was very dismissive of their needs.

Only Benefits and Work provides members with:

Details of how to ensure you get proper notice of a medical visit, rather than a phone call the night before; A copy of the medical report the doctor will complete; A list of the questions the doctor is likely to ask you; A highly effective Medical Visit Record Sheet for you and your accompanying person to complete and use as evidence at a tribunal if necessary; Details of the ‘oral warning' the doctor may issue you with if you take notes; Information about some doctors habit of ‘searching' your home.

Challenging a medical report
If the doctor does write an inaccurate and unhelpful disability living allowance medical report which leads to you not getting the correct award, or any award at all, [...]

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