Last reply 7 years ago
disability benefit

I was diagnosed with PPMS 10 ago, my walking is very poor and as you all know, fatigue is an issue. I have put in a disability claim and just heard that they are sending a doctor to see me at home. What should I expect? Do I expect to get benefits? What do I tell them?

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7 years ago

You should ecpect the Doctor to assess whether you are making a genuine claim!
But, seriously, he will just perform a quick check of your capabilities, e.g. muscle strength, mobility aids, etc.
DLA is usually provided to people with specific mobility problems. As MS is a rollercoaster of a condition, do relate to the Doctor the problems you experience when you are at your worst.

7 years ago

Thanks Stumbler, I appreciate the comments, Nick

7 years ago

Hi Nick,
When the doctor visited me he asked about the upstairs of my house(Bathroom, bedrooms etc)and had a look downstairs, he then asked about everyday life (Work, shopping, self care etc) (as Stumbler said think about your bad days) I then had to walk around my lounge and then he did a simple physical on me (reflexes etc).
It took about 40 minutes and really wasn’t too bad!

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