FORM DS This is a form, completed by a GP, Consultant, hospital doctor or specialist nurse, which enables someone who is terminally ill to claim Disability. This short brief is intended to help medical professionals and other practitioners understand the purpose and importance of the DS form and the impact it. There’s less form filling and the DWP will fast-track your application so you for your doctor or consultant to send the DWP a medical form called a DS

Author: Grolabar Fautilar
Country: Slovenia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Automotive
Published (Last): 19 November 2006
Pages: 270
PDF File Size: 12.75 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.15 Mb
ISBN: 139-8-92486-892-3
Downloads: 67838
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tobar

Thank you, your feedback has been submitted. Include a letter explaining you’ll send the DS report at a later date – this way you’ll still get paid from the date you phoned for the form. Open today until 4PM.

Special benefit rules for people with a terminal illness

Top links Getting a visa for your spouse or partner Getting a visa for family and friends Staying in the UK after a divorce If you’ve overstayed your visa or leave If you’re in the UK illegally After you get refugee status View all in Immigration. You’ve reached the character limit. Personal Independence Payment PIPfor is for people aged between 16 and 64, who have a disability or health condition, and need help with daily living or getting around Disability Living Allowance DLAwhich is for children aged under 16 who need help because of a disability or health condition previously DLA was also for adults Attendance Allowancewhich is for people aged 65 or over who need help because they have a disability Employment and Support Allowance ESAwhich is for people who are ill or disabled and unable to work or need help to work Universal Creditwhich is for people who are on low income or out of work.


These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work: See below for for, special rules for each benefit. BBcode and smileys are still usable. Top links Making a small claim Help for victims of rape and sexual violence. You should apply for Attendance Allowance straight away if you meet the eligibility criteria – it doesn’t matter how long you’ve had your illness or disability.

Even if her prognosis is not terminal for 6 months or less, she can still make a normal claim for PIP Good luck!! The main benefits for people living with a terminal corm that are covered by the special rules are: Did this advice help?

I can’t work out what I should do next. It’s best to tell them you’re applying for Attendance Allowance for them but you don’t need to say it’s because they’re terminally ill. England home Advice can vary depending on where you live. If you send it after 6 weeks, your payments will only be backdated to when the Department for Work and Pensions DWP gets the form. Fprm else can claim on behalf of a person who is terminally ill.

For example, tell them how far and how fast you can walk before these problems start. This is called a DS report. Call us for free Find out more about our support line.

Professional Members We support both claimants and professionals.

What is a DS Form – Benefits and Work Forum

Top links Our for, advice Write a letter to your creditors Take a financial healthcheck with the Money Advice Service. Top links Template letter to raise a grievance at work.

You’ll need to tick the box in Question 12 so that the DWP knows you’re applying under the ‘special rules’. You’ll usually get a decision letter within 2 weeks – this will tell you whether or not you’ll get Attendance Allowance.


Login Form Close Username. You might automatically qualify for a higher rate of benefit, without needing further assessment. Thank you for your help and Happy New Year to you all.

You’ll for entitled to the enhanced rate of the daily living component of PIP straight away. NHS and adult social care complaints Find out how to complain about your doctor or health visitor. You’ll need to provide the following information:. Get ofrm facts about what’s changing, how it affects you and how to prepare. They should ensure that you are both receiving all the benefits that you are entitled to.

I would make some copies of The DS to keep safe, and provide the original.

Marie Curie support services are open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturday. Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer.

Check this box to be notified of replies to this topic. What is a DS Form. Awards are normally made for three years and will be looked at again after this time if you live longer than originally expected.

Find out more about our support line. The main benefits for people living with a terminal illness that are covered by the special rules are:. Contact the helpline if you haven’t received a letter within 2 weeks – they will check whether a decision has been made for you.