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TOPIC: DLA result by return of post

DLA result by return of post 8 years 10 months ago #37330

  • daisydaisy
I sent my renewal form in just in time, I got a reply within a week bringing my rates down to low from high. I asked for a look at the descision again and got the same response, pratically by return of post! Basically no further information required other than what I put on the form. I have a history of cfs, heart attack and currently remission from cancer but still see oncologist every 3 months, I guess I will have to go to tribunal

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Re:DLA result by return of post 8 years 10 months ago #37333

  • pete17971
daisydaisy wrote:

I sent my renewal form in just in time, I got a reply within a week bringing my rates down to low from high. I asked for a look at the descision again and got the same response, pratically by return of post! Basically no further information required other than what I put on the form. I have a history of cfs, heart attack and currently remission from cancer but still see oncologist every 3 months, I guess I will have to go to tribunal


Hi,

That certainly was a quick claim turnaround by the DWP. Sadly it was not the result you wanted.

Asking for a reconsideration only carries a small chance of your award being increased and the chances of an increased award are much better at a Tribunal, particularly an oral one where you actually attend and with good representation.

You can download a copy of a form GL24 (to ask for an appeal) here:

www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/gl24dwp.pdf

You are timelimited in getting it returned to the DWP, so you can return it asap just putting down why you think the award was wrong. You can submit further evidence later.

As well as using the guides in the members area, it should help if you can obtain some face to face help and representation from such as the CAB, Welfare Rights or via Community Legal Advice.

www.communitylegaladvice.org.uk/

They also will help to ensure the relative safety of your current low award and help make your case for a higher award.

Pete

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