If you are living with tremor you may have some concerns about how you'll manage financially.
There is some financial support available.
This information explains what Disability Living Allowance is, who qualifies, how to claim and what information you need to supply when you claim.
The criteria for claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has recently changed.
(Source: Parkinson's UK)
The form goes to a decision maker who can send a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) approved healthcare professional to visit you to carry out a medical examination.
If you do not allow this visit, your claim will fail unless you can show ‘good cause’.
If your application is refused then there is an appeal procedure and this can go as far as a tribunal. All this will be clearly explained in a letter of refusal.
Most Citizen Advice Bureaux (CAB) will assist in completing the form and may also be able to assist at any appeal hearing.
The CAB website at www.adviceguide.org.uk can provide you with the relevant information.
If you look at the front page on this site and click on benefits in the left hand column it will inform you of what you may be able to claim.
You can also ask your local CAB to do a ‘benefit check’ for you, which will give you an idea of what you can claim.
This service is confidential, so you can be sure your details are safeguarded.