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Anyone else waiting for DLA results?

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perceptionreality Mon 01-Oct-12 11:00:46

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UnChartered Mon 01-Oct-12 11:02:58

IM very recent E no news is definitely good news

i recv'd nothing from the DWP until the trustee letter

just under 4 weeks for a decision

and awarded for 5 years

perceptionreality Mon 01-Oct-12 11:05:53

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spiritsam Mon 01-Oct-12 11:13:01

Have been waiting 7 weeks. Asked for review for mobility. Worrying like mad and also going through motions for tribunal x

starfish71 Mon 01-Oct-12 11:23:46

Had decision for DS1 on phone Friday, he has been awarded! Still waiting for letter and apparently payment will be in bank tomorrow, took 8 weeks, am still stunned.

Am still waiting on DS2 renewal decision, 6 weeks so far. May give them a ring actually just to see if they have asked for any further info from school etc.

It is really awful waiting...x

spiritsam Mon 01-Oct-12 11:37:50

Well done and good luck starfish71 x

slightlycrumpled Mon 01-Oct-12 12:01:37

I just had DS' award come through after just a week and a half! I've phoned to check its correct but apparently it is.
Funny how it gets you though, am obviously relieved that it has been renewed with little drama but haven't stopped crying this morning. It symbolises so much more than just the money.

perceptionreality Mon 01-Oct-12 12:18:48

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UnChartered Mon 01-Oct-12 12:31:07

it's a bittersweet pill isn't it?

a complete stranger has recognised all the extra care we give to our DCs

starfish71 Mon 01-Oct-12 13:00:29

Hope you hear soon perceptionreality x

slightlycrumpled Mon 01-Oct-12 13:01:27

Yes very bittersweet.

Perception I hope you are not kept waiting too long. smile

perceptionreality Mon 01-Oct-12 13:04:18

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Still waiting here, sent forms off mid August and got the letter to say they had received them on the 21st. Then about the middle of sept got the appointee letter and also that they were waiting on info from the school.

I went in to see the senco last tues and she had filled in the form stating the help he gets with salt and what 1:1 he gets (20 mins a day!!!!) and that he goes to a facility once a week as well but that was it - obviously school is more structured for him and he the teachers aren't there to make sure he toilets properly and it's the playground assistants who have to deal with him freaking out because someone else has the BLUE stilts.

Not that hopeful we'll get it now sad

perceptionreality Mon 01-Oct-12 18:03:43

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I did write things like he needed help crossing roads (he's only 6 anyway and any 6 year old needs help) but jack will swing around the traffic light pole into the road or will run off when hearing loud noises and I have to go chasing after him to restrain him from going into the road. She did write that she is aware of out concerns regarding his sense of danger so that might help sad

Will just have to wait and see and if not ask for a reconsideration...

I have also sent in many reports, iep's and even appointment letters and a letter from the sen facility that he goes to requesting our permission to go to them. Just waiting on this terms iep's and they'll be sent too grin

perceptionreality Mon 01-Oct-12 19:14:19

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slightlycrumpled Mon 01-Oct-12 19:34:32

I sent loads this time. He had just had a big paediatrician apt and I had the resulting letter from that.

I also sent copies of all of the professional reports from his statement annual review.

Filling in the forms is torture, I also hate how frequently it seems to come around. This new award is for three years which is much better, although he is still unlikely to grow his missing piece of DNA by then hmm.

I really hope everyone hears soon.

Gottalovecosta Mon 01-Oct-12 22:33:53

I seem to havebern waiting a lot longer than anyone else. :-/ sent off a lot of reports etc, they haven't requested additional information from anyone to my knowledge, and I only spoke to them last week.

I asked for review of his care and mobility, have been waiting 11 weeks tomorrow confused am baffled others who sent way way after mehaveheard back! Worrying about it all the time as well, fingers crossed we get good news ++

siblingrivalry Tue 02-Oct-12 10:40:13

I know how stressful the waiting is -it's really horrible, because it's so vital for our children.

I have always had sleepless nights while waiting for the renewal too- running through all the scenarios in my mind.

I really hope you hear soon. Try to hang onto the fact that your dd is entitled to it, because her needs are in excess to those of her NT peers.
Best of luck x

perceptionreality Thu 18-Oct-12 13:28:54

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spiritsam Thu 18-Oct-12 14:36:24

I have waited 9 weeks to be told DD with ASD and GDD is making the choice to throw a tantrum !

perceptionreality Thu 18-Oct-12 19:23:05

Oh no spiritsam - is it your first application?

I have just realised that MNHQ has withdrawn all my messages because I asked them to about 2 weeks ago after I thought I may have been recognised so apologies that this thread now doesn't make sense.

But anyway - I received a text today which says the DWP have contacted the hospital regarding my dd's claim. The thing is that she doesn't see anyone at the hospital. Unless they mean her paediatrician, who is based at a clinic confused

spiritsam Thu 18-Oct-12 19:46:45

Hi perception
Applied last year got HRC but DD with ASD , GDD and more is so bad now with going anywhere and our car is going slowly that feel have no choice but to try for it .
Have you someone who knows your dd better that could do a report ?
DWP never requested and info from DD's team :/

Gottalovecosta Thu 18-Oct-12 20:12:29

The waiting is frustrating, isn't it?

We've now been waiting 13+ weeks, spoke to them on Monday, they don't require any other evidence, they're just waiting for the decision maker to look at it!!!! I am wondering if our decision maker is on a looooooooong holiday.

If he is, hope he comes back in a good mood and gives us good news :-)

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