I am on the lowest rate of DLA for care and mobility and have been on it 8 years for pain and problems with a brain tumour, but recently ive been diagnosed with other things....so i have re applied for a higher rate
Fibromyalgia,chronic muscle pain all over body, Chronic Headaches, Sleep Apnoea, pain in foot and ankle following fracture last year, Depression, restless legs, hiatus hernia, Irritable bowel syndrome, Chronic cold sweats and hot flushes.And loads of side effects from the meds...I cant walk without assistance and am on a waiting list for a wheelchair.
And they are saying im only eligible for the lowest rate!!
I have been trying to get in touch with my local citizens advice for 3 days but get an answering machine saying they are not available and you cant leave a message.The other citizens advice centre in my area has closed down,
Im so scared of appealing but i have told them over the phone i disagree with the decision and they are looking at it again.
Who can i turn to for help with the appeal, i get so mixed up with things i cant represent myself, HELP does anyone know of any organisations that will represent people at appeals, thanks, Amanda xx