Last month I had a visit from the Health Care Professional re: DLA. He arrived and was very pleasant throughout the visit. I asked him if he had knowledge concerning Fibro and he replied that he had. We went through the form filling stage, then he asked if I had any aids to assist me. I told him that they were upstairs and would it be possible for my husband to show him and before I had finished the sentence, he said that it would be better if my husband showed him the aids, i.e. bathroom & bedroom. He came back down saying that he had satisfied himself that all was in order. He finished off by asking a few more questions, took my blood pressure and felt my back (very gently)! He said that he felt he had done everything needed and the DWP would be in touch around 4 - 6 weeks, and promptly left.
I honestly felt that I was going to get knocked back, when low and behold, the dreaded letter arrived yesterday, I was awarded the higher rate for Mobility and the middle rate for Care!! This was due to the fact that, filling the forms in is a drudge, but just keep repeating yourself, don't just put a yes/no answer in a tick box (write next to it more details) make sure that you haven't been tricked into contradicting yourself along the way!! Make sure that you write as if its the worst day you've had, although we all have constant pain each day. Good luck to all filling out the DLA form. We all deserve it.