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Hello All I am posting on behalf of my parents , my father in particular, he is 79 and gets DLA mobility component only, he has done since he was in his late 40s, he has menieres disease, I would like to know as my parents are reluctant to make any changes or new claims. they do not get any other benefits at all, and as my father has got older his needs have changed and he needs more care, they are frightened he will lose his DLA even though he has been told he has been awarded it indefinitely. My mum also has a heart condition and has bad hips, I would be grateful if anyone could give me some advice on what they could claim, my dad has a small pension and gets state pension, my mum has 2 small pensions and she gets the state pension, they get £20 off a year from their community charge , because my father had a downstairs toilet put in a number of years ago. thank you for your help.

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I will try and find someone who can help, meanwhile you might want to have a look at the calculator in the link below to see what further help your Parents could receive.

 

http://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou?gclid=CPGQ3ufcyMICFQXnwgodS2YAmg

 

https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators

 

It sounds like you might find it helpful to speak to someone at the Citizens Advice bureau also, who might be able to help.

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If your dad has care needs now, he can request that DLA care is looked at. After 65, he can't make a new claim for mobility; but can make a new claim for care as he was receiving DLA before 65.

 

If your mum is over 65 and has care needs, she may be able entitled to attendance allowance. (AA)

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Age UK are very good on benefits and will even visit people in their own homes. http://www.ageuk.org.uk/money-matters/claiming-benefits/

 

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Someone I know has menieres amongst other things. She got DLA at the middle rate and lower rate mobility.

 

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Smile £1,075.50 + interest Email request for payment 24/5/06 received £1,000.50 14/7/06 + £20 30/7/06

Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

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