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Benefits for people with bleeding disorders. Ruth Taylor Information and Advice Worker The Haemophilia Society. Disability Living Allowance. Care Component: Low Medium High Mobility Component Low High. To qualify. Low rate care Attention for significant portion of day; or

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Benefits for people with bleeding disorders

Ruth Taylor

Information and Advice Worker

The Haemophilia Society


Disability Living Allowance

Care Component:

  • Low

  • Medium

  • High

    Mobility Component

  • Low

  • High


To qualify

Low rate care

  • Attention for significant portion of day; or

  • (If over 16) Unable to prepare a cooked meal for one if you have the ingredients (“the cooking test”)


Middle rate care

  • Frequent attention throughout the day or

  • Continual supervision throughout the day to avoid substantial danger to yourself or others


High rate care

  • Either of the conditions for middle rate care plus

  • Prolonged or repeated attention during the night or

  • Another person to be awake at night to watch in order to avoid substantial danger to yourself or others


Mobility Component

Low rate

  • Can walk but because of condition is unable to walk without guidance or supervision from another person most of the time

    Payable to children aged 5 and over


Mobility: high rate

  • Unable or virtually unable to walk because of the distance or speed at which he walks without severe discomfort or

  • Exertion required to walk would be likely to lead to a serious deterioration in health.


DLA as passport to other benefits

Mobility Component Lower Rate

  • Entitlement to extra Income Support premiums

  • Disabled child premium

  • Qualifies for disability element WTC and CTC

  • Home Energy Efficiency scheme

  • Xmas bonus for IS purposes


Mobility higher rate

  • Exemption from road tax

  • Motability scheme

  • Blue badge

  • Disability test for WTC and CTC

Care component: lower rate

  • As for low rate mobility


Middle or higher rate

  • Disability test for disability element WTC

  • Carer’s Allowance carer test

  • Home responsibilities protection

  • Income support exemption from signing on

  • IS severe disability premium

  • Housing Benefit

  • Council Tax Benefit


High rate only

  • Enhanced disability premium in IS

  • Severe disability element of WTC and CTC

  • Independent living fund


Benefits

Ruth Taylor


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