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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Some of them do, but not so many. Even in a parental survey which is likely to overstate disabilities through misunderstanding the question, only about 10% claim any visual impairment (and many of these will simply be children who wear glasses where the survey answer should have been "no" and under 30% claim mobility problems (and again the question will be misunderstood and the answers given about children where there are behavioral difficulties in mobilising)
    And a difficulty with mobility problems due to behavioural problems is just as valid as a physical problem
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    The difference being SPECIALISED child care
    What is very clear from your posts is that you have extensive knowledge of the system and zero experience of living with a disability
    I don’t think that’s quite fair he’s just playing devils advocate, giving the other side so to speak.
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Some of them do, but not so many. Even in a parental survey which is likely to overstate disabilities through misunderstanding the question, only about 10% claim any visual impairment (and many of these will simply be children who wear glasses where the survey answer should have been "no" and under 30% claim mobility problems (and again the question will be misunderstood and the answers given about children where there are behavioral difficulties in mobilising)
    You can't get dla just for wearing glasses. You have to a visual impairment which causes difficulties. Wearing glasses won't cause any extra needs.
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    (Original post by Sammylou40)
    And a difficulty with mobility problems due to behavioural problems is just as valid as a physical problem
    It is not a question of the validity of the problem, but the accuracy of an answer to a questionnaire. If you are trying to establish how many people have non-mental health disabilities, someone who answers "yes" based on the validity of mental health difficulties, merely corrupts the data.
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    You can't get dla just for wearing glasses. You have to a visual impairment which causes difficulties. Wearing glasses won't cause any extra needs.
    I never said you could.

    I said a survey of parents of disabled children was likely to overstate the number saying their children had visual problems because some parents would tick the "yes" box based on glasses wearing.

    Amongst adults, about half of the people who answer the question on their PIP questionnaire relating to visual problems positively, claim their difficulty is spectacle wearing despite the fact that the question expressly tells claimants to disregard this.
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    (Original post by Sammylou40)
    zero experience of living with a disability
    I do not have a disability but my partner does. She chose not to claim DLA. She would probably have been eligible for lower rate care and lower rate mob. She doesn't satisfy the PIP test but wouldn't claim anyway (we do not need the money) and is fully employed
 
 
 

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