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DLA.... shock

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jbadgirl Tue 26-Apr-05 12:18:21

Sent the form off on the 11th april and recieved a letter last week acknowledging our form.

I look on my internet banking and find they have made one payment to us today!

I thought i would phone them to see what level we get and said they couldnt tell me but the letter is in the post saying that ds qualifies.

What a result... cant believe how quick they have been after reading some of your nightmares.

Thomcat Tue 26-Apr-05 12:25:04

So pleased for you, that's wonderful news

macwoozy Tue 26-Apr-05 12:26:51

Jayzmummy Tue 26-Apr-05 12:27:13

Great news....well done.

RnB Tue 26-Apr-05 12:28:29

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KarenThirl Tue 26-Apr-05 12:55:39

That's brilliant news. You must have made a good job with the forms.

jbadgirl Tue 26-Apr-05 13:10:30

I did have some help with the forms and how to word them but i am sooooo shocked that it got processed so quick!!!!

coppertop Tue 26-Apr-05 13:15:00

Hurray! I'm really glad it all got processed so quickly.

Don't forget that if you get Tax Credits they will be increased if you let them know you are receiving DLA.

KarenThirl Tue 26-Apr-05 13:15:50

I think they only take a long time if there seem to be grey areas that need thinking about. If what you wrote made it clear that your dd qualified then there would be no delay. I remember when I failed my first IB claim and sent in a request for a review, it was passed within four days. They don't hang about if they can help it.

MandM Tue 26-Apr-05 13:20:04


onlyjoking9329 Tue 26-Apr-05 19:29:44

and don't forget to claim carers allowance too

JakB Tue 26-Apr-05 19:33:30

Yep, get on the case for Carer's allowance. And a word of warning about the internet on that front- I did it on the internet and they 'lost' it, had no recollection of my reference number and wouldn't backdate.

misdee Tue 26-Apr-05 19:34:33

how much did they pay you, and when were the forms sent out? we can figure out what u have been awarded then.

jbadgirl Tue 26-Apr-05 20:13:58

They paid 109.35 yesterday, the forms were sent out at the end of march and i had to send them back by the 13th april.

Hopefully ill get the letter this week then i can sort out my tax credits.

misdee Tue 26-Apr-05 20:15:22

low or middle rate i think.

do u know how many weeks?

jbadgirl Tue 26-Apr-05 20:24:10

no i havent a clue as they wouldnt tell me a thing on the phone. Said i have to wait for the letter

jbadgirl Tue 26-Apr-05 20:25:16

If it is middle or low, will this affect my tax credits?

misdee Tue 26-Apr-05 20:26:12

heres the list atm how much each level is worth


btw since the 14th i think it increased a bit. the amounts on the site are a biut out of date.

jbadgirl Tue 26-Apr-05 20:26:52

thanks misdee x

misdee Tue 26-Apr-05 20:27:25

i think you've got middle rate care, or low rate for care and mobility.

i dont think low rate affects tax credits. you need the middle or high rate i think.

jbadgirl Tue 26-Apr-05 20:29:53

i think it must be the lower rate but ill keep you posted once i get the letter

coppertop Tue 26-Apr-05 22:44:15

We get middle-rate and get extra tax credits. I don't know about the lower rate though.

MotherEve Wed 27-Apr-05 21:33:14

We've got middle [care] and low [mobility] but no extra credits :-( Don't know how they work the tax credits out - we queried it and were told high care rate only to alter the tax credits

Personally I don't think even the people dealing with these really know.

coppertop Wed 27-Apr-05 21:43:04

IIRC you are supposed to get extra tax credits for middle-rate DLA. If you get higher-rate then you get an extra amount on top of that. I don't know about lower-rate though.

Davros Wed 27-Apr-05 22:00:04

Great news Jbadgirl, well done. Enjoy! Until you start to hatch ways of getting them to increase it
We don't get tax credits and we have higher rate care and mobility. I haven't managed to check it properly.

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