Jump to content
scaredtodeath

18 yr old son with adhd

style="text-align:center;"> Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 3661 days.

If you are trying to post a different story then you should start your own new thread. Posting on this thread is likely to mean that you won't get the help and advice that you need.

If you are trying to post information which is relevant to the story in this thread then please flag it up to the site team and they will allow you to post.

Thank you

Recommended Posts

I've just read on here of someone who was claiming benefits for her son who has adhd. My son was diagnosed at like 9 but I never knew you could claim anything. I'm guessing it's to late now for a back claim?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, you need to claim it at the time. Is your son still living with you? If so and he has care and mobility needs arising from his adhd, you should submit a claim for DLA. If he is now an adult, he can claim for himself.

 

DLA is awarded based upon the care and mobility needs of the person affected, not the diagnosis in itself, and it can be extremely difficult to get. If you are going to claim this for your son, let me know and I'll point you out to a few links that can help with child claims.


My advice is based on my opinion, my experience and my education. I do not profess to be an expert in any given field. If requested, I will provide a link where possible to relevant legislation or guidance, so that advice provided can be confirmed and I do encourage others to follow those links for their own peace of mind. Sometimes my advice is not what people necesserily want to hear, but I will advise on facts as I know them - although it may not be what a person wants to hear it helps to know where you stand. Advice on the internet should never be a substitute for advice from your own legal professional with full knowledge of your individual case.

 

 

Please do not seek, offer or produce advice on a consumer issue via private message; it is against

forum rules to advise via private message, therefore pm's requesting private advice will not receive a response.

(exceptions for prior authorisation)

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok thx Erika. I don't know, he's on jsa now as he's 18 and i do worry over how he will cope in work. He needs a physical "hands on" job could never cope with being cooped up all day. what do you suggest?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If he has care or mobility needs which arise from his condition then he should definately claim DLA.

 

DLA is not income based, and he can still claim it whether he is on benefit or in work. DLA will not adversely affect his JSA. In fact, if he is granted a DLA, this would add an additional premium, increasing the amount of JSA he receives.

 

I've posted some links about DLA in this thread to help a lady with a reconsideration - but the links are also relevant for claiming DLA.


My advice is based on my opinion, my experience and my education. I do not profess to be an expert in any given field. If requested, I will provide a link where possible to relevant legislation or guidance, so that advice provided can be confirmed and I do encourage others to follow those links for their own peace of mind. Sometimes my advice is not what people necesserily want to hear, but I will advise on facts as I know them - although it may not be what a person wants to hear it helps to know where you stand. Advice on the internet should never be a substitute for advice from your own legal professional with full knowledge of your individual case.

 

 

Please do not seek, offer or produce advice on a consumer issue via private message; it is against

forum rules to advise via private message, therefore pm's requesting private advice will not receive a response.

(exceptions for prior authorisation)

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...