DLA high care – when does night time start?


Would be grateful for your help. My client is 83 and gets high mobility and middle care DLA. She needs help to get into bed at night time. She goes to the toilet in the middle of the night and needs help to get back into bed when she gets back.

Does this count as one time she needs help (the middle of the night) or twice (first time she gets into bed and middle of the night)? Twice would count as repeatedly and potentially mean she could be entitled to high rate care.

She wants to know whether she is entitled to high rate care. I have advised her of the potential risks (award decreasing) of her claim being looked at again, but wondered whether she even has a case for high rate care?

Many thanks,


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