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DLA decision ha been made.

(42 Posts)
JustPondering Tue 09-Apr-13 20:09:21

HI, I applied for DLA 3 weeks ago for DS2 and I rang today to ask if they had received the forms, the man I spoke to on the phone said yes and that a decision had been made.

Is it a bad sign that a decision has been made but there's no payment been made into my account? I keep hearing that the money goes into your account the after the decision has been made and that it is always paid before you receive an award letter.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Wed 17-Apr-13 12:02:44

I may, I'm just relieved that they didn't turn us down again at the moment. I can live off what I have coming in now, his bus fares were crippling me as I have to go with him to school etc. smile He does need supervision when he's outside; it's not just his feet but the comments that he makes to strangers. He'll tell them not to swear or smoke or spit; I can see why because it is gross, he just doesn't get that some people will hit him. sad

JustPondering Wed 17-Apr-13 11:56:18

Yay so happy the application was successful. Can you not appeal against the decision not to award mobility? DS can actually walk but they have awarded mobility as he needs supervision and guidance outdoors, I think it must depend on who's desk your application lands on.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Wed 17-Apr-13 11:25:54

I popped to the bank before I went to the supermarket and there was an extra £350 in there! grin Arrived home to a letter; they've awarded ds the medium care rate!! Nothing for mobility though (he can't walk very far without pain). A humungous thank you to you all for recommending the cerebra guide and listening to me moan smile thanks It'll make a huge difference to him.

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Thu 11-Apr-13 20:47:33

Yay! So glad. Seems to be a good time for DLA applications right now.

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Thu 11-Apr-13 20:44:11

I didn't get an appointed person letter?! Maybe that was because they made their decision in just 4 days from receiving my completed claim form?

JustPondering Thu 11-Apr-13 18:21:40

No I dont work , I will ring tax credits and carers in the morning.

I cant believe the claim has been succesful, I thought I had a fight on my hands grin

I still need to send of DS3 claim form but not sure that it will be succesful as he is not 2 till may. But his needr are more than DS2s so I think I will give it a try. He has speech and social communication difficulties and is having ADOS in autumn, he already recieves speech therapy and is starting at special needs nursery in september.

Justpondering, do you work? If you get paid less than about £430 a month you will be eligible for Carer's allowance. Otherwise it should increase your child tax credits. Need to let them know.

lottieandmia Thu 11-Apr-13 17:36:19

oh well done JustPondering - great news smilesmile

Dinkysmummy Thu 11-Apr-13 17:14:37

That is great! grin

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 11-Apr-13 16:28:46

He was let down by our last HA so is still on the road to being diagnosed (he's 14, I've been trying to get him some help since he was 7). His OT assessment isn't until the end of the month and the physio had to stop after 15 minutes because he was in too much pain. He's due to be reassessed by her at the end of the month too but she picked up SPD and hypotinia at the first appointment and they made him some new insoles for his shoes which have helped a little, which is great!! We only really have the letters from the paediatrician but I gave them the contact details for the physio. I don't think they will contact her though. sad Fingers crossed.

kinkyfuckery Thu 11-Apr-13 16:23:40

That's really great Just Hope the money makes a huge difference to your son's life grin

wasuup3000 Thu 11-Apr-13 16:23:04

phew!! smile Great news!

JustPondering Thu 11-Apr-13 16:21:06

I hope you also get an equally good outcome, I sent in lots of reports frm CAMHS, OT and speech therapy so this will hopefully help you too.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 11-Apr-13 16:15:23

smile That's really great! I'm so happy for you, sounds like it's a huge weight lifted. smile wine

JustPondering Thu 11-Apr-13 16:14:01

I just rang! DS has been awarded high rate care and low rate mobility! grin So pleased.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 11-Apr-13 15:55:27

Fingers crossed, JustPonding. smile

JustPondering Thu 11-Apr-13 15:54:21

I dnt know why I havent just rung back. I guess I am just putting of the posible dissapointment. I should just ring shouldnt I.

wasuup3000 Thu 11-Apr-13 15:30:06

It is a standard letter justpondering - why not call again and ask what the descision is?

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 11-Apr-13 14:15:20

smile Thank you. I live in hope.

Good luck JustPondering. smile

lottieandmia Thu 11-Apr-13 14:12:56

Don't worry if it takes a long time - our recent renewal took nearly 3 months - I was really worried but it turned out fine.

I don't think there are any rules which suggest whether or not an award has been made. I think everyone gets the apppinted person letter (not sure though) I'm fairly sure I didn't receive a payment for the first award until after I had received the award letter.

Good luck to you op and everyone else.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 11-Apr-13 14:04:12

I didn't put the sensory or social skills issues down on the form when I filled it in the first time as they have only just been picked up. I didn't know about the cerebra guide so all I wrote about was his mobility problems and problems getting dressed as these were the main problems. My neighbour filled in the 'people who know you' part as ds couldn't play outside for too long because of his mobility issues. I had a letter from ds's physio and sent that but they didn't contact her, only the GP who has only seen ds a few times in 9 years. They said that he wasn't eligible for mobility as he 'can actually walk', but he can only walk for a few minutes because of pain and he is unstable on his feet confused. It was put down to hypermobility so I said this, it's not though, the new physio has said it's hypotonia. His feet flatten when he stands (they squish down IYKWIM) so the bones separate.

I needed a lot of help filling in the form this time, there's things I didn't realise I should write, especially when he's an only child, I can't see what is 'normal' to compare him to. MN has been a god send, as has the cerebra guide. I just hope it's detailed enough now and have enclosed lots of reports and referral letters from the paediatrician. I still won't know whether I have to appeal until they process the form though.

JustPondering Thu 11-Apr-13 13:52:03

I have just recived an aappointed person letter in the post. Does anyone know what this means? Is it sent to everyone regardless of what the decision is?

JustPondering Thu 11-Apr-13 13:44:47

What were the reasons for them turning you down if you dont mind me asking? DS only has diagnosis of speech disorder and sensory processing difficulties at the moment but we are waiting on an adhd diagnosis.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 11-Apr-13 12:39:34

I've just called. They haven't looked at it yet. sad I applied a couple of years ago, they turned him down. I could do with knowing so I can appeal (again). I've sent them doctors letters and given them the contact details for his physio this time (new HA, we had no help from the last one).

wasuup3000 Thu 11-Apr-13 12:32:01

No Lady it is not a bad sign first applications can take up to 12 weeks or more - give them a ring to see how they are getting on with it.

Renewals do seem to be going through quikly atm.

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