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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



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