BBC News - Lifeboatman in false disability benefit fraud claim To be fair the DLA forms do ask for symptoms on the worst days. No space for good day activity like lifeboat work. A few months ago I was asked to help in an appeal against withdrawal of DLA. The benefits agency had been sent photos of the man carrying a fridge freezer as he worked on his house clearance and second hand furniture sales business. Been operating the business openly whilst drawing Carers and higher rate DLA care and higher rate DLA mobility allowances. For years. Including openly driving a sign written van to work in and using a motability car as the family motor. When he asked whether I thought he had a chance of getting his DLA and carers reinstated I had to say "Why has it not occurred to you there is no fecking chance"