this morning my hv phoned to tell me to apply for dla as i have a diagnosis for AS. I told her that i applied for dla in april 05 for depression anxiety attacks etc but that i was turned down, i have since appealed and am waiting for an answer. She said put a new claim in but surely if i do that i wont get an appeal and if i win my appeal i,ll lose all those weeks that i have been waiting. Someone else told me that if your appeal is sucessful you only get backpayment of 12 weeks max but i have been waiting over 4 months since i first applied can someone shed light on this for me as i am totally confused
The backpayment of 3 mths is not true.
My claim took 9 mths to sort and I was backpaid the 9 mths.
can't decide / not sure if good idea to put in new claim - why don't you find out what stage, your old claim is at ?
just phoned them,they were about to write to my consultant at the hospital but when i told them that i now have an official diagnosis the lady said "right i,ll fax this through straightaway" dont know what that means