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My son is 19 now, he's been in receipt of DLA for about 5 years on the lower levels.

 

 

His DLA is given in regards to behavioural, self care and communication issues.

 

He did have a job for a while, but as suspected was unable to hold it. This job was handed to him on a plate by my cousin, so he clearly didn't interview for it etc. In the 6 months he was their he simply couldn't understand the 'banter' so took offence at it, he couldn't get up on time without me screaming at him, he didn't bother washing or wearing clean clothes. In the end my poor cousin had to fire him because no one would work with him.

 

I made him sign on at the Job Centre because I simply can't afford to keep him, and he was awarded the £90 a week given to those on DLA. Now it turns out he's off benefits because they kept giving him sheets of paper and telling him to 'call these people for work experience'. At no point have they realised he literally cannot pick up a phone and do that.

 

They won't discuss it with me because he's an adult, but he couldn't even list all his problems to be honest.

 

I don't really know where to go from here.

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They won't discuss it with me because he's an adult, but he couldn't even list all his problems to be honest.

 

I can not offer any practical advice on your son's issues. However, if you were to apply for appointee status, the DWP would then have to talk to you. See: https://www.gov.uk/become-appointee-for-someone-claiming-benefits for further information.

 

If you haven't already done so, it may help to contact the Adult Social Services at your local council and see if they can offer help and support.

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If your son has medical conditions, then maybe he should be claiming ESA and not JSA , as all they want to do with people on JSA these days is find ways to sanction them, your son could well of already fallen foul of this, I would try your local CAB and see what their welfare case workers says, it may be a case of requesting a mandatory reconsideration, explaining the difficulties he has , or they may advise your son to get a med 3 from your doctor and go down the ESA route, where there isn't the same pressures put on people to find work, which would avoid further sanctions , and as he is already getting DLA seems like the best option to me

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Thanks for all the advice. I did wonder about ESA, but since most of his problems seem to be emotional or behavioural I think it could be a hard slog getting it. That said DLA wasn't a piece of cake and we got there eventually :)

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