I recently made a claim for carers allowance online. DS has received mid rate care and low rate mobility DLA since July 2013. I'd been procrastinating doing the forms expecting something horrendous like the DLA form.
I got their reply today. I've been refused carers allowance and I don't understand why. Can anybody shed any light?
They say "We cannot accept your claim. This is because it was made more than 3 months before you could be considered for the allowance. "
I can phone on Monday and ask them for a mandatory reconsideration but unsure what to say? At the moment there's a danger I'd spew out a stream of vitriol questioning their intelligence which isn't helpful
Stupid DWP. There's nowhere on their forms I can see where you can't claim carers until the first anniversary of the DLA award - the cretins.
I thought you could claim from the date dla was awarded. I think someone has looked at the wrong date or something or the computer has had a mini wobble. I'm sure you will get it sorted but its such a pain having to sort it out. Carers is usually pretty straightforward
Yes, I think you're right bjkmummy. Now I've calmed down a little I'm guessing they've got the DLA award as July 2014. I'm sure I didn't write that on the form. I did double check. I'm questioning myself now.
I'm also wondering how anybody would know they were getting a DLA award on 23rd of July this year. It's not like I signed my form Claire Voyant.
I thought it was simple when I was filling it out chocgalore. I included that I get child benefit in the other income section and double checked that DS being in school didn't count as a break from caring for him.
I know when I claimed I put down the date dla was awarded - I applied for carers quite a few months after - I got the carers awarded but the letter stated that I couldn't have it backdated that far back - used to be 3 months although ive got a feeling they've now reduced it to a month - I bet someone has put the wrong date in - the forms are scanned through a computer so the rejection will be computer generated rather than a human sitting there looking at it - clear case of the computer says no........
whoops! but easy done and at least you know now why = carers are pretty good at sorting it out so it shouldn't take them to long to get the payments to you - you should have a nice little back payment as well