I also got turned down for DLA,I don't know what sort of illness you need to have!!At my worst I couldn't go up or down stairs unaided,my husband had to help me in and out the bath and I couldn't walk any distance because I was so weak and the medication I was on made me feel like a zombie.
I personally think that any person going throught cancer treatment should get DLA, even for a little while.I don't know about the rest of you,but I couldn't face the pages and pages of forms. I had more serious issues to deal with,I didn't have the strength.
I feel really strongly about this,and hope something can be done to change the system,cancer isn't something you 'put on'so there should be no question that these people are entitled to every help during their illness.