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Do dla reconsiderations take longer or quicker?

(8 Posts)
Crawling Sun 13-Jan-13 15:21:57

did your dla reconsideration take longer or shorter than your first decision?

hazeyjane Sun 13-Jan-13 15:28:58

When ds's dla was reconsidered, it took about a week!

chocjunkie Sun 13-Jan-13 15:51:22

took as long as the application (about 11 weeks iirc)

Rumours Sun 13-Jan-13 17:19:51

Took just under 4 weeks

Crawling Sun 13-Jan-13 18:29:18

can I ask hazeyjane and rumours how long was your first decision?

hazeyjane Sun 13-Jan-13 18:39:16

when we first applied I didn't hear back for a couple of months. We were turned down, and the reasons given really looked as though they hadn't read the form! Ds's lead professional said that often children ds's age(he was 1 at the time) are turned down straight away, if they have no diagnosis.

I phoned and asked for a reconsideration, and ds's paed wrote a letter explaining that ds could not be left alone at night due to the risk of him choking on hs own saliva and his severe refluxing. A week after the letter was sent he was awarded high rate care.

Crawling Sun 13-Jan-13 18:41:27

Thank you.

Rumours Sun 13-Jan-13 20:22:00

I think it was between 2 and 3 months first time round. I was extremely surprised at how quick the renewal went through smile

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