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    Care home and dla

    My daughter has moved into a nursing home. The bulk of the cost will be met by the local authority and the NHS also makes a small weekly contribution. We knew that her DLA care component would cease to be paid but have been told she will not receive the mobility allowance either because of the NHS funding.. Does anyone know if this is correct -- and the rationale behind it?

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    there was a plan to stop mobility if someone is in nursing home..... I thought they had stopped it

    http://www.dwp.gov.uk/newsroom/press...wp136-11.shtml

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    Yes -- that plan was stopped but this is specifically for those who have some NHS funding towards their care costs. A lot of people just have the local authority funding -- NHS funding is just for people who need a trained nurse for their care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenea View Post
    Yes -- that plan was stopped but this is specifically for those who have some NHS funding towards their care costs. A lot of people just have the local authority funding -- NHS funding is just for people who need a trained nurse for their care.
    the answer will be in this chapter of the DWP manual on DLA

    http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/dmgch61.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenea View Post
    My daughter has moved into a nursing home. The bulk of the cost will be met by the local authority and the NHS also makes a small weekly contribution. We knew that her DLA care component would cease to be paid but have been told she will not receive the mobility allowance either because of the NHS funding.. Does anyone know if this is correct -- and the rationale behind it?
    if you go into hospital adults lose dla after 28 days, children 84 unless they have a car then they lose it at end of contract.

    having nursing care is just like a being in a hospital so thats why it stops

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    LOL the nhs is contributing about 150 a week to her care -- hardly equivalent to hospital -- she goes to a day centre and the mobility dla was used to pay for this so basically she is being deprived

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenea View Post
    LOL the nhs is contributing about 150 a week to her care -- hardly equivalent to hospital -- she goes to a day centre and the mobility dla was used to pay for this so basically she is being deprived
    if she still going from care home to day care ? you might have a case if the cars still being used for this to keep mobility ..... you need to seek expert advise

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    Thanks Dave -- we provide the transport for her, using her dla so yes, I hope we do have a case!

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