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barters5 34 posts since
Mar 15, 2012
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Jun 8, 2012 5:08 PM

PROSTATE CANCER - HELP! AM I ENTITLED TO DLA???

My step dad has prostate cancer and has never heard of DLA!!!! is there anyone out there with the same cancer that would know what his entitled please????

 

thanks x

shmoopie1812 6 posts since
May 2, 2012
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1. Jun 8, 2012 5:17 PM in response to: barters5
Re: PROSTATE CANCER - HELP! AM I ENTITLED TO DLA???

Hello, My husband has a terminal diagnosis of bowel cancer and we have just filled in the forms to get DLA.

 

It is not means tested so quite straightforward, a very nice lady from DWP sorted it all out for us.

 

I think you should get it automatically if you get in touch with them. It was our MacMillan nurse at the hospital who arranged the appointment for us. There are other add ins too if there are any mobility issues too and we can get a blue badge for parking.

 

Ask at hospital or get in touch with Macmillan.

 

All the best

Wendy

jadziadax 601 posts since
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2. Jun 8, 2012 5:20 PM in response to: barters5
Re: PROSTATE CANCER - HELP! AM I ENTITLED TO DLA???

His entitlement amount  would depend on his disability level from the Prostate Cancer. DLA is awarded for people up to 65 years of age. After that, it is called Attendance Allowance. Which stage is your Step dad at ? Do you have Macmillan involved at all ? What age is he ? This is not means tested at all, so it makes no difference what his savings are either.

 

Regards

jadziadax

woodworm 3,254 posts since
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4. Jun 8, 2012 5:51 PM in response to: barters5
Re: PROSTATE CANCER - HELP! AM I ENTITLED TO DLA???

Hi barters5,

 

If you go to www.direct.gov.uk  you should be able to find the information you require. You can download claim form's and there is a phone number 0800 88 22 00 which is open 8.30 to 6.30 Mon to Fri. There are two site and it looks like the second one details more information of who is eligible

Hope this helps. He may also be entitleds to claim if he has to travel a long distance to get treatment.

Kind regards, Brian

jadziadax 601 posts since
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5. Jun 8, 2012 9:07 PM in response to: barters5
Re: PROSTATE CANCER - HELP! AM I ENTITLED TO DLA???

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Disabledpeople/DG_10011816

 

The above link is for who is eligible for DLA

 

 

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/DoItOnline/DG_10017715

 

The above link is for application for DLA

 

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/CaringForSomeone/MoneyMatters/index.htm

 

The above link is further general information regarding allowances and benefits which may be useful.

 

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/MotoringAndTransport/Bluebadgescheme/index.htm

 

The above link is for information about the Blue Badge Scheme

 

As your step dad does have a diagnosis of Prostate Cancer, he should also be receiving free NHS prescriptions. If he doesn't, then ask at his local chemist or the GP surgery. This is a simple form that can be filled in.

 

If you are uncertain about any of the information, then do phone the Dept. they are extremely helpful on the phone. Macmillan also help to fill these forms in, which was why I asked that question before. Most NHS Hospitals these days also have what is called a 'Maggies Centre' attached to them. They offer advice and would help with form filling. You can look your local one up on the internet.

 

Hope this has been of help. Good luck.

 

Regards

jadziadax

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May 24, 2012
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6. Jun 8, 2012 10:33 PM in response to: barters5
Re: PROSTATE CANCER - HELP! AM I ENTITLED TO DLA???

barters5 wrote:

 

his 62 years old and still at work everyday, he was diagnosed about a year or so ago and hasnt had any macmillian nurses around him. Because he is at work everyday will this mean he wont be entitled?

Entitledment to DLA is awarded based on how your illness effects your mobility.

telemando 161 posts since
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7. Jun 9, 2012 4:56 PM in response to: stukaville
Re: PROSTATE CANCER - HELP! AM I ENTITLED TO DLA???

stukaville wrote:

 

barters5 wrote:

 

his 62 years old and still at work everyday, he was diagnosed about a year or so ago and hasnt had any macmillian nurses around him. Because he is at work everyday will this mean he wont be entitled?

Entitledment to DLA is awarded based on how your illness effects your mobility.

Not just mobility, although that is part of DLA; there is also a Care component to DLA. 

 

My wife (who is not a cancer sufferer) is in receipt of DLA and has been for several years. The form is incredibly long and complicated. and I don't recommend that you attempt to fill it in unaided. Our local disability initiative kindly supplied a case worker who assisted my wife in filling in the form. The case worker was extremely good at discovering points that we might have overlooked and then putting them down on the form.  The whole form filling process took about 3 hours!

 

Bob

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8. Jun 10, 2012 2:27 AM in response to: telemando
Re: PROSTATE CANCER - HELP! AM I ENTITLED TO DLA???

telemando wrote:

 

stukaville wrote:

 

barters5 wrote:

 

his 62 years old and still at work everyday, he was diagnosed about a year or so ago and hasnt had any macmillian nurses around him. Because he is at work everyday will this mean he wont be entitled?

 

Not just mobility, although that is part of DLA; there is also a Care component to DLA.

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

Agreed Bob, but since he is at work everyday I didn't see the point in mentioning the care component. Unless he suffers from problems at night which clear up in the day.

telemando 161 posts since
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9. Jun 10, 2012 8:39 AM in response to: stukaville
Re: PROSTATE CANCER - HELP! AM I ENTITLED TO DLA???

stukaville wrote:

 

Agreed Bob, but since he is at work everyday I didn't see the point in mentioning the care component. Unless he suffers from problems at night which clear up in the day.

 

It's not quite as simple as that, although I do expect there would be a correlation.

 

DLA components are banded into levels, according to the level of one's disability.

 

Receiving the DLA "Care" component doesn't necessarily mean one is unable to work, and being in work doesn't disqualify one from receiving DLA. 

 

Bob

25 posts since
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10. Jun 10, 2012 10:02 PM in response to: telemando
Re: PROSTATE CANCER - HELP! AM I ENTITLED TO DLA???

My wife has received DLA for years. I wonder if Atos will make a mess of DLA the way they are doing with Incapacity Benefit/ESA assessments.

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