DLA renewal wait times?

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Shostakobitch Fri 22-Mar-19 17:46:10

Recently applied for DS1's DLA to be renewed. It's been 4 weeks waiting so far, when I phoned last week they said it could take up to 8 weeks. I phoned today and they're now saying up to 18 weeks?

Has anyone renewed recently? How long did it take for a decision?

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stillawakeat4amagain Fri 22-Mar-19 17:52:53

I sent my PIP renewal off last November and haven't heard back yet

Shostakobitch Fri 22-Mar-19 18:04:57

I know PIP is taking forever ATM, just had to do my dad's renewal but I thought DLA was a totally different department? I could be wrong.

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chickensaresafehere Fri 22-Mar-19 20:06:50

Sent my dd's at the end of November (it runs out next week). Had to ring up today to check & they've only just made a decision,& it's not a good one sad
Apparently they are only making a decision in the last 2 weeks of the claim.

Shostakobitch Fri 22-Mar-19 20:53:07

This is the first time I've renewed, I had no idea the wait times are so long and our award runs out next month 😔 I wish I had sent it sooner.

If our award is suspended, we'll lose our tax credit disability element. If the DLA is reinstated will the tax credits be back-dated, does anyone know?

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PickAChew Fri 22-Mar-19 21:01:10

It's taking forever, at the moment. Sent ds2's off in January (it arrived on the last day of term, before christmas🤬) and still waiting. Still have 6 weeks before it runs out, though, so from what I've seen, I'm not going to be stalking the postie.

PickAChew Fri 22-Mar-19 21:03:18

And, yeah, he gets hrc so that's a bloody hassle with tax credits if they don't pull their fingers out as we'd lose both disabled child and severely disabled child element.

JuniperGinYay Sat 23-Mar-19 10:32:51

Ours took 13 weeks, dealt with one day before it expired. A bit odd as the original award was just lengthed and adjusted ( by6yrs to hrc), not a new one. Got a CoC reply and quite a bit of backdating

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