Well, applied for DLA and got turned down , wasn't surprised after reading on the forums that a lot of people have been turned down, so i have appealed.
BUT...... i was turned down based on information from my GP, according to DLA his report states i can do a lot of things. like walk for 100 meters, which i have not been able to do for over 18 months along with personal hygiene issues
being turned down for DLA did not concern me as much as my medical care - if my doctor believed i could do things i can't, was i receiving the correct medical care to help my condition? Having been really ill since December i was very worried.
So i went to see my doctor and asked him about the report - he checked the computer, looked at me puzzled, sat thinking and said he has not received any requests from anyone about my me.
i told him of the issues on the "report" and he said he knows i can not do those things so had he given them a report it would not state i could. He has been my GP for over 25 years and so knows me quite well.
i rang DLA this morning to ask for a copy of the report, which they are happy to send me, and told them my doctor informs me he has not written the report so wondered where it had came from - she told me that another doctor at the surgery may have written it - we only have 2 doctors and one left over 2 months ago so my doctor is the only current doctor until a replacement is found.
Cant wait to receive this report - but am now wondering if this has happened to anyone else and is this one of the tactics used to prevent paying DLA?