Yeah! We finished the form for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). All 40 plus pages of it! Growler has been a star (as ever) – guiding me through all the questions, listening to me burble about relevant and not so relevant stuff and translating it into proper answers.
We ended up with around 20 attached typed sheets of A4 with additional info for questions and 7 supporting statement/letters from family and friends. All attached with ribbon (aaah pretty).
It’s a bit of a monster thick form now but it’s done!
Having to think about all I cannot do was, in fact, much easier than I thought it would be. I have obviously accepted a lot more things than I previously thought. It helps (for purposes of form filling) that I have been consistently crappy for many months making me feel confident about how many days a week I need help with basic tasks like bathing, dressing and moving around.
Next step – we wait! We wait while the DLA Decision Maker assesses my form.