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schizolanza

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I'm applying for DLA.Should I be completely honest with them? I'm worried about disclosing exactly how things are incase it is used against me.Could this happen?I'm worried that social services will become involved and take my children away if they decide my illness is stopping me from looking after my children properly.But if I dont tell them then I wont get any benefit.

What should I do?
 
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rasselas

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If the criteria which you fear disclosing might potentially cause concern to social services about your children, then I think before you fill in any forms you should contact social services.

Ask them for more support, an assessment of your needs, an assessment of your children's needs, and for a specialist adviser to assist you with your benefits claim.

I think if you try any other approach, the outcome might be more likely to be an unpleasant one. You are free to ignore this advice and of course I'm working on instinct without knowing you.

Listen to your instinct and focus on the children and remember that a call to social services from you would be a healthy beginning.

:)
 
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Hi, if you are a bit worried/unsure of filling in the Dla form, could you get the CAB or someone who knows you to help fill it in?

I wouldn't worry too much about what you disclose about yourself/illness etc - I would imagine full explanations to be helpful to the decision makers.
If I remember correctly the only thing asked about my children was their ages.

You may find www.benefitsandwork.co.uk helpful with claiming any benefits, there is a joining fee, but very worthwhile for the amount of up to date information available.
Good luck, let us know how you get on :hug:
 
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Do you have a Social Worker/Care Worker that could help you?
 
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diddypinks

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just fill out the form for your worst possible day,,,,,, really exaggerate your problems ie if you have drink problems say you will fall down over in the street if you dont have help you need help every week, just make it sound bad if you say you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia they usually give you middle rate mobility. there are three types lower middle and high rate dont worry about what they think! you can go to the CAB for help filling out the form with people who know what they are doing a cpn should help you also if you are not seeing a cpn go to your gp and ask for someone, good luck diddy
 
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diddypinks

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sorry theyre i re read your post i didnt understand that you had children of course you are going to worry what they think. your cpn or citazens advice bureau which have a phoneline you can use to ask anything which should answer your questions.
 
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