......after 2 weeks ago....being told that because i had not got leighs forms back to them quick enough..that they had made a decision to NOT award DLA to him based on what the school had said......so i filed a request for a RECONSIDERATION.
well...now toady ...just as i was about to post off my own DLA RENEWAL forms (award due to end in August).... well got advised that AGAIN ...because I DID NOT RETURN MY FORMS fast enough (and yes... i know i have had heaps of time to do it).....that tehy have decided to terminate my DLA.
So i am requesting a reconsideration for me too.....
I am just so *issed off...as i am to blame....i am so effing disorganised- chaotic etc that nothing is 'right' at the moment.....
Just wish they wrote giving a final deadline... then i would have had to make a choice...send them the forms or not....but all she said today was that the notes said that i had not responded to letters and phone calls....well...the letters just keep reminding you to return the forms......and phone calls are not an option for me...i rarely answer the 'incoming' calls...i usually let it ring - then ring 1471....and ofcourse DLA withold their number.....and i have a niggle that yesterday the phone rang and rang for 2 mins and i just stood there waiting for it to stop...and i bet that was them.
It's jsut hard for me- i am my own worst enemy... people have offered to help me with all this stuff...and i have insisted i do it myself- so if it fails i won't blame them.
MrsF You really are having a cr@ppy time of it atm.
If they gave an actual deadline it would be so much easier. I followed the instructions on the form and sent Section 1 off at the end of May for ds2. I got a phone call 2 or 3 weeks later demanding to know where Section 2 was. So much for being given extra time to fill in the form.
Hi The RMF - sorry you having a hard time. I just wanted to say, I that I thought the deadline was the date on the front of the original forms and then after they decline (which they have me!!!) then you have 28d to appeal from the date on the decline letter! Surely that is their deadline????? sorry if i've misread something
I know what you mean about the not answering the phone!!!! LOL same here.
I can't suggest anything sorry because I am in limbo waiting to hear if my decsion has been overturned but I am not very hopeful!
Like Ct I have sent off part 1 following a reminder, butthe school have part 2 as they are filling it part of of it. I don't want to hassle them for it back as they are very busy, but am aware that I have had form since May.
MrsF - I might be in the same situation as you soon as i have had dd's form for ages and can't bring myself to fill it in.
It makes me mad that they produce this ridiculously long and complicated form and expect the very people who have f**k all time because they are too busy looking after their disabled child (or have problems themself) to fill it in. And then, not just once but repeatedly every year or so.
For renewals why can't they produce a form on which you would just write what has changed rather than having to fill in the whole lot again?
Oh, but of course that way more people would probably claim and they would have to pay out more money - silly me
i actually feel that my 'down' mood at the momet is almost wholy due to having to 'rake up' and explain all my failings and struggles.
Like you say...the fact you have to fully fill the forms in is ridiculous...just makes me feel like they are trying to catch me out.
Funnily enough...i am more worried about them still turning me down this time than i ever was when i claimed the first time.
For me...getting awarded DLA was like an acceptance and recognition that i i struggle with things others do naturally...so iover the past 18 months i have 'relaxed' a bit...and felt more at ease with how i am...and now i feel dreadful that if they still decide to not pay it ...then it's as if they are making me 'officialy capable'...when i still am not.
Sorry to hear this Mrs F. As if you haven't enough on your plate without it.
Try CAB first to find out where you stand. The DWP have a complaints procedure which you might want to follow - I don't think you've been treated fairly and you could even cite discrimination against yourself on disability grounds. They SHOULD have warned you and given you a choice as to whether or not you pursued your claim, but just cutting you off like that isn't on.
I hope you can get some help with this and sort it out. But I guess it's going to be a struggle for you, sorry.