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Disability living allowance

Hi folks, I received a letter on Friday confirming I had been awarded DLA. I am so relieved. I had an assessment at home back a few wks ago. Happy days. X

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Whoohooo happy days indeed. I am sure you meant to write PIP not DLA . I am so pleased for you what a great relief you must feel.

Mo

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That's wonderful I bet it is a relief, what rates did you get? Was it what you were hoping forx

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Full dla rate in Ireland €192 pw it seems. My income in form of esa from uk where most of my working life, 30yrs, was will be deducted from that. So not quite sure how this all pans out. All my assessments where for the uk officials conducted by Irish government, where I came back to live. These benefits are a mine field. The above is probably as clear as mud! In Ireland you don't get the 'car' option either!

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That is complex what a minefield for you. I don't suppose until it all starts to be paid out you will really know where you are. In most of the UK people have already been asked to claim for the dreaded PIP. They keep on talking about trying to put ESA and PIP together and make it taxable. I would put nothing past them.

I am grateful for my PIP as I use it to run my old car and pay for private acupuncture so it has been a blessing..So many people who have had to transfer over to PIP from DLA have lost their mobility cars I know they get a £2000 transitional payment but that wouldn't pay for some adaptions that people need let alone a decent reliable car.

I hope it is good news for you when it is sorted.x

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So pleased for you, I do love to hear of positive outcomes, I have never had to claim but from what I read its quite a process xx

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It is. I was working full time up till last September. So I have been filling forms and answering questions since then! Not easy when you are so ill. Xx

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Hi Olivia1 , I am very happy for you. I'm sure life will be a lot better for you!! Peck.🐤

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Thank you peck. I'm waiting on my daughter to come over in two weeks to bring me over to uk. My 3adult children and all my grandchildren live there. I thought I would like to retire home but it's not that easy. I may not come back! Lol just looking for to seeing them all and my son is getting married. Can't wait. Remain blessed and as well as possible xx

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Hi Olivia1

Congratulations, I am genuinely delighted to read this. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x :)

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Thanks Ken, I'm so relieved. I was refused it two years ago and had to go back to work which seen me in hospital on numerous occasions.

How are you and your lovely wife doing? Remain blessed and as well as possible x

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Hi my friend, thank you so much we are both fine. I sincerely hope that you are well today, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x :)

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Awe I'm glad you both are ok. I'm going for respiratory rehabilitation in the morning (at 9am!) assessment part again as I'm going to my family for a few weeks I won't be able to complete the ten weeks until I return.

Take care x

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Good luck at respiratory rehabilitation my friend x

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