Does arthritis qualify for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in the UK?

Q: Am i entitled to DLA if I have arthritis


A: The ultimate answer to whether arthritis is covered for the Disability Living Allowance in the UK can only be answered by the The Disability and Carers Service on behalf of the UK government.

However, here is the information on the eligibility requirements from the UK office responsible:

UK Disability Living Allowance - eligibility

Like most government programs of this type, the eligibility requirements are not based on the name of a specific diagnosis, but rather on the degree of disability experienced.

This makes a great deal of sense. Lots of people with arthritis are able to live their lives with only minor adjustments or inconveniences.

At the same time, there are other people with arthritis that are almost immobilized by pain and / or joint disfigurement.

So, it would make no sense to list the condition of "arthritis" as the qualifying factor.

At the bottom of the above page are a list of links that guide you through the eligibility process - and of course, getting a medical examination and completing the right paperwork is key.

After that?

Here's the direct link to answer that question:
Disability Living Allowance medical examination - what happens next

I hope this helps answer your question.

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