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Are there any benefits that a person with AS  is entited to just because of the diagnoses ?

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Sofi

I have HFA and I get DLA . You can also apply to get ESA,  I haven't applied it is really difficult to get that now with the government changes, especially with an invisible 'disability' such as Aspergers/Autism.  You might also be able to get the housing benefit and income support

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Ben

I've always struggled to understand why someone with AS needs benefits. Perhaps allowances to travel first class on the train to avoid crowds? other than that, i can't see a reason. 

 

My mother claimed DLA  for me for years, i refused to take a penny of it on principle. 

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Sofi
I've always struggled to understand why someone with AS needs benefits. Perhaps allowances to travel first class on the train to avoid crowds? other than that, i can't see a reason. 

 

My mother claimed DLA  for me for years, i refused to take a penny of it on principle. 

 

I get it because I can't work because I can't go out on my own as I panic too much and don't have a good sense of danger etc. 

My mum also got it for me for my childhood too, until I was old enough. 

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FireWire

i get Dla, but it's because i can't leave the house by myself as i panic and i alway's need someone with me. also my sense of balance isn't that good due to being blind in one eye from an accident i had as a child. i don't get much dla though just enough to help with travel cost's.

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Arthur

I get benefits from MDPH but olny 50% of it because I work full time and can not get the full amount, if was unemployed yes would get all the benefits. 

 

Full benifit is 758€  I get 392€ since I work full time.

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Andy
I've always struggled to understand why someone with AS needs benefits. Perhaps allowances to travel first class on the train to avoid crowds? other than that, i can't see a reason. 

 

My mother claimed DLA  for me for years, i refused to take a penny of it on principle. 

That all depends on how AS affects you, some, the late diagnosed report diagnosis is as if you have had the rug pulled out from beneath your feet and everything you used to be able to do now feels impossible or at least extremely hard.

 

If you grew up with the diagnosis it may be a different matter, but imagine others having their world brought down by a diagnosis which can be devastating.

 

As to DLA it is the difference between sitting at home ones own and getting out into the populace, money helps, and with me my DLA allows me to run a car, it did 900 miles last year and allowed me to eat better, because I didn't have to carry food in shopping bags for four miles. Maintenance and repairs I do myself and so it has just failed it's MOT on two things, a tyre that was ageing badly and a blowing exhaust, not bad for a 19 year old car ! Total cost of repairs including a part worn tyre fitted and balanced; £22. It should pass on Monday bearing in mind it will be a partial test and partial fee but Renault make good cars, my first frog car and I am much impressed and I have had a few makes.

 

Bur AS understand something, no matter how bad you are there is always someone worse off, that being you feel totally capable there are others that struggle.

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I have HFA and I get DLA . You can also apply to get ESA,  I haven't applied it is really difficult to get that now with the government changes, especially with an invisible 'disability' such as Aspergers/Autism.  You might also be able to get the housing benefit and income support

 

you get Housing Benefit, if your on ESA/Income Support. Those getting Income Support get transferred to ESA as there phasing Income Support and Incapacity Benefit.

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I've always struggled to understand why someone with AS needs benefits. Perhaps allowances to travel first class on the train to avoid crowds? other than that, i can't see a reason. 

 

My mother claimed DLA  for me for years, i refused to take a penny of it on principle. 

 

I get DLA low rates because I can't go out alone and because if I panic outside I lose my sense of danger etc and become kind of out of control. I've not been asked to renew my claim forms for a long time now, and when they next ask I'm not going to bother because all the new stuff the government are doing will probably mean I'd lose it anyway. But it's only £150 per month. Barely pays for all the extra stuffs we do because of my AS. Example - the supermarket I feel comfortable to shop in is 20+ miles away. There's one down the road from me but it's smaller and laid out weirdly and they don't stock all my food and the lighting is different.

 

i get Dla, but it's because i can't leave the house by myself as i panic and i alway's need someone with me.

 

Me too

 

Here is a couple of links to help you out with claiming DLA. You can't get it just because you're diagnosed with Aspergers - I think that's the wrong way to look at it. If there are things that cost money which otherwise wouldn't because of your AS then you can try to get awarded with DLA.

 

https://www.gov.uk/dla-disability-living-allowance-benefit/what-youll-get - the government site for claiming

 

http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/benefits-and-community-care/disability-living-allowance.aspx - advice on how to claim

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