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DLA Renewal - How long for decision???
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S4R4H
Old 01-05-2009, 1:18 PM
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Hi All,

Does anyone know roughly how long the decisions are taking at the moment. Most of the info I have seen ranges from three weeks to eleven weeks.

Many thanks,

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Old 01-05-2009, 1:58 PM
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I've been told about 10/12 weeks, I've been waiting 5 weeks up to now.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:09 PM
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the letter they sent me said upto 11 weeks i think they tend to estimate a little above with the timescale to reduce the amount of claim chase up calls they will get
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:14 PM
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mine took 4 months for them to tell me I am not entitled. I am now appealing as they have noted alot of info incorrectly.
I know some people that have had a decision back in 4 weeks.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:55 AM
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my daughters took 4 weeks
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:23 PM
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Hi All,

Does anyone know roughly how long the decisions are taking at the moment. Most of the info I have seen ranges from three weeks to eleven weeks.

Many thanks,

S4R4H
my freind filled in a renewal form in 2 weeks ago and got letter back saying upto 15 weeks for a decision.
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Old 13-05-2009, 12:16 PM
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I got my renewal back at the weekend so it was about 6 weeks which isn't too bad. I've been awarded the same as last time HRM and MRC, but this time for 2 years instead of 3 years.

I was hoping for longer and my condition is very unlikely to change.

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Old 13-05-2009, 4:52 PM
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Sent my renewal forms off yesterday - I was told the current wait is 11 weeks.
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Old 13-05-2009, 5:12 PM
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sent off some forms a couple of weeks ago and the letter said about 12 weeks for it to be processed, if after the time you have been told they have not responded then give them a ring, last time I sent in a renewal they had made their decision after a month or so but forgot to inform me even after the 12 weeks were up.
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Old 14-05-2009, 12:34 AM
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They received my renewal form on 16 March. Received a letter the following week saying they have written to my doctor and received my award letter at the end of April. A lot shorter timespan than my last renewal which took 3 months.


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Old 15-05-2009, 7:44 PM
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I sent off forms on the 27th March because my husband 's circumstances have changed. I received a letter saying that it can take up to 11 weeks. Received letter today saying that "We are sorry that we have not given you a decision on your claim for DLA yet we will deal with your request as quickly as we can. We will write to you again as soon as we can with more information".

Don't know how long this will take.
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Old 16-05-2009, 6:21 PM
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We sent off for a change in our sons DLA for the mobility part to be added when he is 3 in September, took about 3.5 weeks in total and only was a couple of days after we had the letter stating it would be upto 11 weeks etc, quite pleased now as they have put it indefinately so we don't need to claim again until 2022.
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I sent off forms on the 27th March because my husband 's circumstances have changed. I received a letter saying that it can take up to 11 weeks. Received letter today saying that "We are sorry that we have not given you a decision on your claim for DLA yet we will deal with your request as quickly as we can. We will write to you again as soon as we can with more information".

Don't know how long this will take.
Does anyone know?
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Old 16-05-2009, 8:46 PM
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Does anyone know?
Basically they treat it as a new claim, so they may contact your husband GP or/and consultant so it can depend on how long they take to reply.
Three things can happen.

Your claim will stay the same, there wiill be an increase or there will be a decrease.

Good Luck
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My husband has had a laryngectomee and as a result now breathes through a hole in his neck. He was on HRM and LRC, I informed them of a change in circumstances as his care needs have changed, so we will see what happens.
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Old 18-05-2009, 3:49 PM
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I applied at the beginning of December for an increase from low to high Mobility because my circumstances have changed. I have had several letters saying they are unable to deal with my claim because of no response from my Hospital Consultant. Now I have just received a letter saying they have written to my GP for a report. Has anyone been in this position or have any advice?
I was hoping to get a DLA car as I can no longer drive my car which has a clutch, but the claim is taking so long, I won't have the award for long enough, as I thought you had to have 3 years DLA, to exchange for a mobility car, and its now six month since I claimed
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I applied at the beginning of December for an increase from low to high Mobility because my circumstances have changed. I have had several letters saying they are unable to deal with my claim because of no response from my Hospital Consultant. Now I have just received a letter saying they have written to my GP for a report. Has anyone been in this position or have any advice?
I was hoping to get a DLA car as I can no longer drive my car which has a clutch, but the claim is taking so long, I won't have the award for long enough, as I thought you had to have 3 years DLA, to exchange for a mobility car, and its now six month since I claimed
You have to have DLA high mobility for 12 months to be able to get a motability car. Awards can be made at different increments from 12 months to indefinate.
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Old 18-05-2009, 4:37 PM
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Thanks for that
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Old 19-05-2009, 12:24 PM
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For the avoidance of ambiguity "you must have at least 12 months' award length remaining" NOT have had DLA for 12 months. See here.

See the referrals thread here for details of the extra 25 you can get on receipt of Motability car.

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because of no response from my Hospital Consultant.
I had a similar problem with my consultant though it was a report to my employer (not DWP) for which the consultant charged a fee. She would not send report till they paid her, they would not pay till they received the report! I just had to keep chasing both sides till eventually the consultant released the report. Not good news when you are sick anyway.... If you have the strength, just keep chasing all parties. Good luck!
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Old 28-05-2009, 10:56 PM
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sorry to jump on this thread but i have a question i hope one of you may be able to answer. my sister is awaiting the result of a claim for dla at the moment. she has gotten some bad news in regards to the success of her last operation. should we inform dla that her condition is worse than the form states or wait till she gets a reply and go from their.

she's a worrier and is convinced she wont get the dla as her condition wasn't as bad then as it is now so the info on the forms and what the doctors will say may be different.What if they think she is trying to get it when she shouldn't by making symtoms etc worse after being refused and needs to appeal.so had to promise i would ask for advice to keep her happy. i will also need to ask her about the acknolegement letter as i can't recal her getting one!

all advice appreciated
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