I personally find DLA a disgrace. I have Oculacutaneous Albinism, so I have Nystagmus amuong other things like Photophobia, Myopia etc. I am 17 now (well, on August 17th I am), and I applied for DLA around about December 2008. I got rejected, however I did not appeal as I was rejected around the time of my GCSEs so I did not have time to appeal (it took a lot of time just to fill the forms out anyway!) It seems they did not really even read my application as I specifically stated how I could not cope in a new city as I could not: 1). Judge the speed of cars, 2). Read directions as they're too high up, 3). Read bus numbers or timetables etc, and they said that one of the reasons they rejected me is because I could easily cope outdoors. Also saying how I would be able to cook safely, even though with my nystagmus, I could easily cut myself or burn myself etc. One of my school friends has ME, she applied for DLA too (at a different time) and got rejected first time. I'm not sure if she appealed or just put in another application, but her second time she put in letters from many people (teachers, friends, family, doctors) explaining how her ME made it different to do stuff. I however have put off putting in a second application because I'm doing my A-Levels now, and after it taking so much time to do the first time I can't really be bothered (however, the money would be really useful).