Had to Stop Work To Look After Disabled Child

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fletchie
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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:56 pm 
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Hi,

My daughter recently had an operation on her hip condition she was born with. It was a pretty major op and now we are home, she needs a lot of care and attention.
Spoke to my boss who has been very understanding, i have dropped my hours considerably. I used to work 30+ hrs, on agreement with boss i will be available for evening shifts when she is stuck for staff. So wouldnt have guarnetted hours coming in.
Would i be eligable for any benefits if any? I cant work my normal hours due to my daughter's increased needs. I am intending to apply for DLA for her but the people i have spoke to who have experience of my daughters condition say that getting DLA for this condition is very hard and is always refused, so they always appeal.

Can anyone help?
Jennifer256
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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:21 pm 
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I get dla for my son, which if you get the higher or middle rate you you can then claim carers allowance and you also get an extra payment in your tax credits too, all helps x x
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dellabobella
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Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:37 pm 
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Only just saw this but I get DLA for my daughter but don't fill the forms out yourself if you're not familiar with them. Look up your local DIAL http://www.dialuk.info/ or get in touch with a support group for your child's condition.
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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:49 pm 
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i hope ur little girl is ok after her operation. did u get accepted for dla?
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