Can a appeal panel add care?

I was on full mobillty for osteoarthritis fibromyalgia depression shaking in my hands and now my legs,in danger of falling and now housebound,,my illness is getting worse I never had care put on when I was first awarded in 2012 I'm confused and wondering if the appeal panel decide care should have been put on can they put it on and back date it?? Il be very grateful to any answers...

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  • Morning Chris I am so sorry you are having a rough ride at the moment. I must admit I do not know the answer to your question. Do you have a carer or somebody who comes in and helps you? How are you actually managing at the moment.?

    Common sense would say there is help and funds available it is all a matter of routing it through to you. Please do not ever feel alone, we understand your predicament and have tremendous empathy for you. Okay so remember we are here for you and it try and help you through this so let me know your situation and then we can move on. xxgins

  • Thanks gins my partner works till 3pm everyday he will come home cook a meal get me up and down stairs and in and out a bath but when he at work my 19year old son does everything and I feel useless and depressed because it shouldn't be like this :( I have social services coming round to see me tomorrow as I do need help and had hospital a few weeks ago I'm now waiting for a brain scan as she has stated there looking in to a possibility of me having MS but its new information to be now used at my appeal date next mth just so confused to how this care I think it should have been added first time round as I had the above then so upset and this fight with DLA has shot my stress levels through the roof

  • Hi chris69

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? I am so sorry to read that you are suffering in this way and I was wondering if you have ever tried to claim carers allowance? I have pasted you a link to the GOV.UK web page relating to this below:

    gov.uk/carers-allowance/how...

    If you are successful you can use the monies to pay for any extra personal care that you may need, and this includes paying a relative to help you.

    I want to wish you all the best of luck with this.

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken

  • Thank you but because I have never had any care on my DLA before they decided to stop it No one could never apply for it

  • Hi again chris69

    So sorry to read that you have never been awarded care component, I have pasted you two links that address the issue of appealing and / or trying to increase your award, so I hope that these can answer your question? I am so sorry but they are 'tough' reading, as one of them is a pdf file.

    advicenow.org.uk/advicenow-...

    static.advicenow.org.uk/fil...

    Good luck with this, and I genuinely hope that you can achieve care component.

    Ken

  • Thank you I've got a DLA appeal date next mth just hope they will help and see how things are hard for me..thanks again

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