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Dla lol

Well, I have been diagnosed as physically disabled. Do you think this helps with benefit claims... No chance filled in my form for dla for the third time, told them my cans and cants and they seem to not be able to read as its yet again been declined and they say that all my cans I can't!

What more does one have to do so that these little people in their little offices actually listen to the points we make.

Well, I have had enough and have now got my mp involved, he helped me get ESA as I was signing on for jsa whilst being covered by a sick note. Their advice lol.

So I am not hopeful but I'm still fighting the system

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I mean my cants I can


Hello there Bobbin, so sorry to hear about your claim being turned down again. Sadly this is what we hear time and time again and all too often.

Do you have the Benefits and Work info sheets on ESA and DLA? If not we are happy to send you these for free, they have lots of useful info on completing forms, assessments and appeals etc. If you are interested please email us on

Wishing you all the best with your appeal. If there is anything at all we can help you with, please just ask. We are always happy to try to help or at least try to point you in the right direction.

You may also consider having a word with your local CAB (Citizen's Advice Bureau), they are specially trained and have a wealth of information about problems with benefits, appeals etc.

I hope it all works out well for you, well done for keeping on fighting.

(((hug))) xxx



Thank you both for your knowledge on this issue, I will be sure to email you my address so you could send me them form please ((hugs)) Carrie x


Happy to try to help any time Carrie, take care. xx


Hi bobbin,

Im sorry to hear about your DLA refusal again, it really makes my blood boil with these peole, they have no idea at all how we suffer every day and worst of all they don't taske any notice of anything we say on the application form. Like you they twisted everything i wrote on my form and told me i did everything i could'nt!!! That was my first application, it took over 3 months for a reply and my gp did not give me any support despite seeing the state i was in when i went to his surgery. Tried to change to another gp in same surgery and have been told i can't. I don't know what to do now or how to go about finding a good supportive gp in my area who can help me with Fibro.

Please don't give up, if you need help it is your right to get it.

Try and contact your local branch of a Law Centre who will act free of charge on your behalf and help you with your appeal, help you to fill in the forms and represent you at the appeal. There are some Law Centres that specialise in benefits and have trained soklicitors who are very good.

Hope this will help you, it is good to know that we are here for each other and can help when times are not so good.

Good luck bobbin and let me know how you get on.



Hi bobbin,

I am sorry to read about your DLA refusal.

Getting your MP involved sounds like a good move.

See how you go with him. If not, as scruffybabe says above, perhaps a Law Centre could help. I would not have thought of that. I am disgusted by the way people are treated. As a group of chronically sick and/or disabled people we are being seriously victimised by this Govt and Atos and they seem to have stirred up a campaign of hate against us which gets whipped up in the media unfortunately. It really makes my blood boil.

I do hope that you get the help that you need. Have you got a partner or close friend who would support you. Keep on fighting and don't give up because that is what the b******s want!

Let us all know how you are getting on. I am sending you very positive thoughts.

Take care, Love and hugs Saskia XX


Can I ask , how we can be classed physically disabled , if / and we can't get benefits like DLA.

I use a stick to walk the little distance I can , and am clearly disabled , but am now going through a tribunal because I have been turned down twice now for DLA. I wrote to my MP Theresa May twice and have not even received acknowledgement from her . Obviously not important enough . X x

Good luck with ur claim , I really hope ur mp can help u x x x


Thank you saskia I'm trying really hard to be positive, but they batter you down all the time.HD12 I really don't know how the system works, I have no understanding of what your capabilities have to be, as people say its all in the answers you give on the form which is disgusting, because people obviously say the same thing but I suppose it helps them to not read through them .... Good luck xx


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