How do I cancel my DLA claim.

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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merlin68merlin68 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
I have a motability car on DLA is it possible to cancel my DLA, I just can't deal with all the stress of all the changes coming in.
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  • Notify DLA by phone or letter (Recorded Delivery) that you wish to end your claim, and contact Motability to arrange to return your car.

    I would really think about this before you do it.
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  • merlin68 wrote: »
    I have a motability car on DLA is it possible to cancel my DLA, I just can't deal with all the stress of all the changes coming in.

    Why not wait until they release the details of any changes. If you still qualify, you still qualify. If not you should be given time to return the car.
  • lilac_ladylilac_lady Forumite
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    Why cancel it? Wait and see what happens.
    " The greatest wealth is to live content with little."

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  • themull1themull1 Forumite
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    Why can't you deal with the changes? wait and see what happens!
  • merlin68merlin68 Forumite
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    I suffer from severe anxiety and can't deal with the stress of it all. Also I have Di George Syndrome, Ostoearthiritis and COPD.
  • edited 28 December 2010 at 5:02PM
    petrolhead.petrolhead.
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    edited 28 December 2010 at 5:02PM
    themull1 wrote: »
    Why can't you deal with the changes? wait and see what happens!

    Maybe because like me, some people can't stand changes and uncertainty.

    The worst thing about being in receipt of benefits is the never really knowing what the future holds. Benefits stop for no reason throwing the claimant into a blind panic.

    Changes that everybody knows, are coming and we all know that it will be a much harder regime to claim them.

    Personally, without being able to be certain of what is coming in and the knowledge that I would have to have regular re-tests would be enough to raise my blood pressure.

    I am not surprised that this mentality is now becoming more and more common. You only need to look at what has happened with ESA when it replaced IB and for those currently on IB, being moved across.

    It is far easier to live with even though money is tighter, than to have to worry about the inevitable.

    Getting yourself out of this benefit culture has to be a good thing for one's own sanity.

    However, there are those that are capable of adapting to change and see it as their right to benefits and will do everything and anything to achieve that result. Good luck to you - you must be a lot healthier and fitter than you say you are!

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  • edited 28 December 2010 at 4:59PM
    quietheartquietheart Forumite
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    edited 28 December 2010 at 4:59PM
    merlin68 wrote: »
    I suffer from severe anxiety and can't deal with the stress of it all. Also I have Di George Syndrome, Ostoearthiritis and COPD.

    but won't the stress of losing your car and your dla just increase your anxiety? i know it must be so hard to keep worrying about it but just sit tight i don't think you'll feel any better if you cancel it. if you feel you will eventually lose the benefit you could save what you are getting until then to fall back on later.
    and remember, you are disabled and dla is for disabled people.
    :D
  • quietheart wrote: »
    but won't the stress of losing your car and your dla just increase your anxiety? i know it must be so hard to keep worrying about it but just sit tight i don't think you'll feel any better if you cancel it. if you feel you will eventually lose the benefit you could save what you are getting until then to fall back on later.
    and remember, you are disabled and dla is for disabled people.
    :D

    To make that statement I do not believe that you fullly understand and appreciate the stress of uncertainty and worry.

    There are two types of claimants.
    Those that see it as their right to benefit and will 'walk over hot coals' to get it
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    Those that don't have that strength of body or mind to cope with change and would sooner 'do without' as it is the easier option.

    I have the impression that that you fall into the former.
  • merlin68 I am in a similar position to you, I have mobility issues.. A back and hip problem, I have a motability car but my hubby and I are thinking of giving it back and stopping DLA.. Even though I have back problems and cant walk very far.. some days cant walk at all.. I hate proving myself to people.. The stress of all the changes is crazy, I would rather not have DLA or a car and know what money I am getting and when even if it's a lower amount at least its a bit more guaranteed than the benefits are at the moment!!

    It's horrible for people like us who have to constantly proove that things are not good, where there are people who are on JS who go out drinking and doing drugs eveyday and have god knows how many children and still get £xx each week!!!
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  • OldernotwiserOldernotwiser
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    If the worry is really affecting the OP, he could cancel his Motability car and start saving his DLA. That way, if he finds he's no longer eligible, he won't be relying on the money but would have a small nest egg.
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