Re: financial help
Hi Sandra, welcome to SSO
If scoliosis is your daughter's only issue then it is very unlikely that you will be able to claim DLA for her. DLA isn't awarded simply because someone has a specific condition or illness, but rather because the person has care or mobility needs due to having a disability or illness.
A teenager with a 66 degree scoliosis wouldn't usually have any care or mobility needs. If, however, your daughter also has other conditions that affect her then it may be worth applying for DLA because of those.
Hope that helps,
[SIZE="1"]37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.[/SIZE]