I have been on mid rate care low rate mobility indefinate since 2004, my condition has got gradually worse and am needing lots more care with stuff i didnt need help with before. On advice from the people who help me on a day to day basis, i notified dla my care needs had increased i filled out a new dla claim form. After 11 week my decision came my care component had gone down to low rate (joke) i appealed by phone. Another 8 week wait the decision is still the same! Their reasons do not coincide with my claim form wotsoever saying i dont need help bathing, i dont need help during the night getting in/out of bed moving changing position, i dont need help with my medication, im not at risk of harming myself the list is endless, all of these reason are clearly in my form that i do need help with, i self harm quite bad i have took over doses i do need supervision, they say im not at risk of falling, i fell in my own garden just last week hit my head ! So many things im just not believing have they actually bothered reading my form how can my rate go down to low rate when it is so clear since my last claim i have become much much worse and needing a lot more care and more so during the night now too, im losing the wil to fight these people its making my illness worse i feel like hiding away taking my meds all in one go and going to sleep ive had enough.
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