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(10 Posts)
Whyohwhyme Sat 14-May-16 14:04:11

We applied for DLA for my son age 6 who has just been diagnosed with ASD.

They recieved the application 2 weeks ago.

Today we got a payment of £76.90 into our bank account but no letter.

The total appears to be Low rate care and middle rate mobility.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

It would mean SO much to us to get this money but I don't want to get my hopes up as we've had such a terrible time recently.

Thanks in advance smile

PolterGoose Sat 14-May-16 14:08:39

It's pretty common for the payment to arrive before the award letter. There isn't a middle rate mobility but the first payment will take you from either the date stamped on the form (if you did a paper form) or the date you submitted an online claim, up to what will be your usual pay date, usually every 4 Tuesday's I think.

Whyohwhyme Sat 14-May-16 14:19:24

Thank you very much for your reply. I got confused it's appears to be the amount for low rate mobility and middle rate care.

PolterGoose Sat 14-May-16 14:23:03

Excellent news, well done smile

Whyohwhyme Sat 14-May-16 14:30:06

So do you think that's what it will the weekly payment then?

Sorry for the questions but it's all so new to me and I'm still reeling to be honest.

PolterGoose Sat 14-May-16 14:50:41

It gets paid every 4 weeks. You should get your letter Monday or Tuesday. Once you have the letter you can apply for Carers Allowance and tax credit top ups if you're entitled.

Whyohwhyme Sat 14-May-16 14:57:10

Thank you. I don't think I can get carers as although I only work 2 days a week I earn too much. We are not entitled to Tax credits either.

I will just have to wait and see!! Thanks again smile

Whyohwhyme Mon 16-May-16 18:49:03

Thank you for your advice poltergoose - we got the letter today so all sorted. I'm shocked at what we've got to be honest (not that he doesn't need it ) as its been so easy - I thought we would have to appeal - perhaps I shouldn't believe all I read in the papers or perhaps I'm just so used to dealing with him and all that entails to keeping him calm and happy that it's "normal" to us.

PolterGoose Mon 16-May-16 18:53:19

Glad you got your letter and explanation. It's very variable how quick and I suspect depends on a combination of clarity of form and supporting evidence.

Whyohwhyme Mon 16-May-16 19:22:38

It was only 7 days from receipt of application to the award. I suppose we have evidence dating back to his 2nd birthday so lots but I was still expecting a fight. A relief to be honest that it's been so easy - the last 4 years have been anything but. Thanks again

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