I recently filled out a claim form for DLA. Have had RRMS for 5 yrs but the last 12 months have been v difficult and had 2 massive relapses. I just can’t manage like i used to and had to reduce my hours at work drastically. My MS nurse told me that she had filled in a questionnaire about my health. I;m assuming that my consultant will get one and my GP too? Bit worried as my consultant went on maternity leave earlier than she planned so dunno if hers has been completed.
This is my 1st experience of claiming benefit. Will DLA take my MS Nurse/Doctors/Consultants/my word for it or do they examine me independantly. Have heard a few rumours about home visits when doctors don’t fill out forms properly.
I have to have help from my husband to cook a hot meal safely (unless its REALLY simple and not heavy) as I have dropped numerous saucepans/trays full of hot food everywhere, I do need some help with self care these days, struggle with mobility and can’t do much in the way of housework.
I have no idea if this is enough to qualify - MS nurse thought it was and was surprised I hadn’t claimed before.