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Disability Living Allowance-Diabetes?

big_anthbig_anth

Hello All

just a quick question, im in my 20's and have recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, im just wondering, are you able to claim DLA ? if so could someone give me tips/hints i may need

thanks

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    CliveL
    Probably not, however check out [url]www.diabetesdaily.com[/url] I am a regular there
    onlyme23
    Pluun
    Well.
    I am diabetic and it doesn't "disable" me.
    bellabonkers
    Pluun
    Well.
    I am diabetic and it doesn't "disable" me.


    Quite...I thought these allowances were for people that genuinely needed help to be cared for?
    leecroot
    how wrong you are mate. i used to work in a homeless hostel and a fair few used to claim this DLA. some off them certainly didnt need it. they were using it to buy drugs.
    WoolyM
    Sound like the general misplaced idea that just having a condition allows you to claim every benefit going. DLA would be available to you if you can show that you fit the criteria to get the benefit. Otherwise "No".
    Uness as some people suggest others are doing, You make a claim based on false information.
    guv
    guv5 years, 5 months ago #7Show comment tools Reply
    bellabonkers
    Quite...I thought these allowances were for people that genuinely needed help to be cared for?


    I had a cold once. Would that be of use?
    bellabonkers
    guv
    I had a cold once. Would that be of use?


    oh dear you poor thing....you needed someone to hold the tissue for you?
    guv
    guv5 years, 5 months ago #9Show comment tools Reply
    bellabonkers
    oh dear you poor thing....you needed someone to hold the tissue for you?


    Yes. And a taxi to the shops to buy some grapes.:p
    big_anth
    i understand people claim on false terms, however diabetes in some cases is very scary !

    i was only after some information. no need to take the p***, i know it doesnt "disable" you but you have to purchase sugar free food which means spending more money and can be very demanding

    hypos during the night are dangerous too, but until you experence such things you will never know !
    guv
    big_anth
    i understand people claim on false terms, however diabetes in some cases is very scary !

    i was only after some information. no need to take the p***, i know it doesnt "disable" you but you have to purchase sugar free food which means spending more money and can be very demanding

    hypos during the night are dangerous too, but until you experence such things you will never know !


    Sorry for poking fun, but if you look, you did answer your own question as highlighted above. My son gets Level 2 DLA because he is autistic, he'll quite possibly not be able to work. Whilst diabetes can be frustrating and not something you'd ever want, it can be controlled and you can carry on like any Joe in the street. That's not what this allowance is for!
    WoolyM
    big_anth
    i understand people claim on false terms, however diabetes in some cases is very scary !

    i was only after some information. no need to take the p***, i know it doesnt "disable" you but you have to purchase sugar free food which means spending more money and can be very demanding

    hypos during the night are dangerous too, but until you experence such things you will never know !


    I was not having a go at you. Some conditions are variable and there may be very real instances where extra help is needed at certain times. I can contest to that. I dont know if this is a benefit that provides for things that cost extra. I think it is more needs based. I guess it would depend how you structured your case if you were to apply. Theres a lot of websites out there that might be able to help.
    big_anth
    guv;4401536
    Sorry for poking fun, but if you look, you did answer your own question as highlighted above. My son gets Level 2 DLA because he is autistic, he'll quite possibly not be able to work. Whilst diabetes can be frustrating and not something you'd ever want, it can be controlled and you can carry on like any Joe in the street. That's not what this allowance is for!

    a nice simple answer, all i was looking for :)

    i only asked as i have heard that people do get DLA (over 16, i know under 16's get it as they need more care)
    bellabonkers
    big_anth
    i understand people claim on false terms, however diabetes in some cases is very scary !

    i was only after some information. no need to take the p***, i know it doesnt "disable" you but you have to purchase sugar free food which means spending more money and can be very demanding

    hypos during the night are dangerous too, but until you experence such things you will never know !


    There are people out there with far FAR worse things wrong with them than diabetes. Diabetes is on the whole a controllable condition. Sugar free foods are no more expensive than sugary foods. Both my parents have dibetes....my mum also has many other very disabling and nasty things wrong with her...yet she can care for herself most of the time....oh any hypos??????? let me tell you my poor mother has been in hospital 3 times already this year she was even taking fits at one point....I havent seen her get dressed for 10days now. yet in reality she is not ill enough to claim....LEGITIMATLY CLAIM anything Grow up..get a grip and snap out of it and get on with your life!!!!!
    bellabonkers
    [QUOTE=big_anth]i understand people claim on false terms, however diabetes in some cases is very scary !

    i was only after some information. no need to take the p***, i know it doesnt "disable" you but you have to purchase sugar free food which means spending more money and can be very demanding

    hypos during the night are dangerous too, but until you experence such things you will never know ![/QUOTE]


    you are assuming I dont know..... I know very well thank you!
    big_anth
    bellabonkers;4401580
    There are people out there with far FAR worse things wrong with them than diabetes. Diabetes is on the whole a controllable condition. Sugar free foods are no more expensive than sugary foods. Both my parents have dibetes....my mum also has many other very disabling and nasty things wrong with her...yet she can care for herself most of the time....oh any hypos??????? let me tell you my poor mother has been in hospital 3 times already this year she was even taking fits at one point....I havent seen her get dressed for 10days now. yet in reality she is not ill enough to claim....LEGITIMATLY CLAIM anything Grow up..get a grip and snap out of it and get on with your life!!!!!


    wow calm down, i was just asking for infomation, if ur mother is bad maybes its time to put a claim form in, we all pay our taxes (well most people) so put them to good uses !

    i am getting on with my life thank you very much but as a recently diagnosed diabetic i find it extreamly hard !
    bargainhunter2009
    No dont think you can get DLA for diabetes. DLA has two components - mobilty and care, I doubt diabetes would affect either of these 2 elements for you
    bigflump
    bigflump[mod][Moderator]5 years, 5 months ago1 Like #18Show comment tools Reply
    My lift-share has type 1 diabetes, he also has one leg.... sometimes he uses a wheel chair. Despite this, he also works full-time and earns good money.
    As far as benefits goes, he does get a car through the Motability scheme...but thats probably more to do with having one leg.
    bigflump
    bigflump[mod][Moderator]5 years, 5 months ago #19Show comment tools Reply
    starsparkle2311
    sorry if I rattle a few cages, but i know a few peeps who have sat on their butts claiming dole for years, stuffing their faces in the vain hope if they get diabetes they can get income support, sad but true!!! They haven't succeeded, (income support wise)but give it a few years and they can claim full state pension, sad, but true:w00t:

    Totally agree with you mate :thumbsup:
    gtimark1
    type 1 and type 2 are different things type 1 has nothing to do with "stuffing your face" .

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