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We got the DLA yeahhhhhhh!!!!

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Sax Sat 16-Jul-05 07:58:39

Hi all,

I know I don't post on here very often but i often read the threads!

A while back I did ask for some advice about being refused the DLA which everyone of course told me to appeal. I was really at a low point in my life (not for this reason alone of course) but from somewhere I did actually manage to read all the advice from various areas including yourselves - I appealed and got accepted!!!!!!!

Thank you for helping me, I just thought I'd update you if anyone does remember me asking and in the future if anyone ever wants to see my appeal letter if they are in the same boat they are more than welcome to CAT me.

Thank you for reading!

A happy Sax

mandyc66 Sat 16-Jul-05 08:07:18

thats a positive for today!!! Go girl!

RnB Sat 16-Jul-05 08:58:27

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Sax Sat 16-Jul-05 09:16:34

RnB - For some reason i got the higher rate for personal care (obviously nothing for mobility cos doesn't really apply).............

I don't know if it helped in the appeal letter asking that if refused I wished to know the name of the person who has evaluated it and come to this decision and what relevant and up to date knowledge and experience they have of ASD because I felt this pertinent for my claim advice from someone who has a way with words!!!!!! LOL

potty1 Sat 16-Jul-05 09:20:36

Well done Sax!!

Sax Sat 16-Jul-05 10:34:17

Thanks, just goes to show you have to persevere and not be put off by those absolutely soul destroying forms! I hope everyone appeals these decsions cos I do believe to have come to both decisions so quickly that the forms were never actually read in the first place!

macwoozy Sat 16-Jul-05 10:39:15

Exactly the same thing happened to me, appealed and got higher rate!! Well done, you must be on a real high at the moment.

potty1 Sat 16-Jul-05 10:43:55

I don't understand it either Sax - I think they have a flow chart and the first box says ' Refuse claim , make them jump through hoops just to see how serious they are' How can they say no and then go to the other end of the scale and award high rate - it just doesn't make sense.

Glad you persevered.

YogiYahooey Sat 16-Jul-05 11:58:57


coppertop Sat 16-Jul-05 12:03:39

Brilliant news, Sax! If ds2's application gets turned down I may well be CATing you for help with the appeal letter - particularly the bit about asking what experience/knowledge the person handling the case had wrt ASD.

JakB Sat 16-Jul-05 12:07:42

Sax Sat 16-Jul-05 12:49:16

If you need it Coppertop do let me know, I am more than happy to send it to anyone who needs to know - I didn't know where to start so someone showed me theirs which I found invaluable!

dottee Sat 16-Jul-05 12:56:54

Fantastic news Sax!

Tiggiwinkle Sat 16-Jul-05 14:21:55

Great news! Told you it was always worth appealing!

Sax Sat 16-Jul-05 14:56:31

You did just that Tiggiwinkle and I thank you!!

Merlot Sat 16-Jul-05 16:07:59


....I must get my bl**dy form off

KarenThirl Sat 16-Jul-05 17:21:58

Well done, great news.

Chocol8 Sun 17-Jul-05 00:10:55

Fabulous news Sax - I did the same as you and took the brilliant advice from MNers and was awarded too. It's great isn't it?!

Socci Sun 17-Jul-05 08:51:01

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Dingle Mon 18-Jul-05 10:12:26

Great, great news all round!!!Well done.

I am finishing writing DD's up tonight.We have portage tomorrow and HV Wednesday, so I will get one of them to complete the proffesional's part!!!

That's after I have put my portage worker right about Amelia's walking issue!!

Sax Mon 18-Jul-05 10:19:08

Thanks for all your responses - don't forget if anyone needs an appeal letter!!!!!!

MotherEve Mon 18-Jul-05 12:33:50

Good news. Well done.

Davros Mon 18-Jul-05 21:58:07

Oh good, so pleased to read this. I remember how unsure you were. Very good news.

Thomcat Mon 18-Jul-05 22:02:40

Wonderful news

Tortington Mon 18-Jul-05 22:56:36

many congrats xxx i remember reading this one

mine is still in abox under the stairs. i am chuffin useless.

well done you!!

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