Child DLA renewal

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Received the dreaded dla renewal forms through the door yesterday (they seem to get longer every time with shorter space for responses).
My daughters award runs out at the end of May. But I have completed the form today with all supporting evidence.
Should I post back now or wait? If they decided to stop the award would the existing award stop right away or run until it's conclusion?

I believe they we currently taking around 8'weeks so I'm not sure what would be best.

Thanks

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  • Hi, I posted my daughters renewal back on 18/12/14 and was surprised to receive the decision back on 5/01/15 we hadn't even had time to receive the letter saying they had received it, so some are getting done much quicker than 8weeks
  • racon
    racon Posts: 220 Forumite
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    Blindsided wrote: »
    Received the dreaded dla renewal forms through the door yesterday (they seem to get longer every time with shorter space for responses).
    My daughters award runs out at the end of May. But I have completed the form today with all supporting evidence.
    Should I post back now or wait? If they decided to stop the award would the existing award stop right away or run until it's conclusion?

    I believe they we currently taking around 8'weeks so I'm not sure what would be best.

    Thanks
    Hey, that's a good point. If by sending the renewal form back in now AND it is clear that the current award is considered to be too high based on the new info, would they supersede the current DLA award from when the new info is received (change of circumstances)?
    Don't know, but logic says that they would. Why would they wait a few months for the old award to run it's course when they believe that in doing so, more money is being paid out that isn't backed up by what is on the new claim form.
  • Robbie64
    Robbie64 Posts: 1,954 Forumite
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    If a decision on renewal is to the claimant's disadvantage (ie DLA to be reduced or stopped) it usually takes effect from when the existing award would have ceased.

    The good news is if the decision is to the claimant's advantage (ie award increased) then it usually takes effect immediately.
  • Blindsided_2
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    Robbie64 wrote: »
    If a decision on renewal is to the claimant's disadvantage (ie DLA to be reduced or stopped) it usually takes effect from when the existing award would have ceased.

    The good news is if the decision is to the claimant's advantage (ie award increased) then it usually takes effect immediately.

    Thanks I'm going to post it off asap, have read that some people are experiencing massive backlogs at the minute (some quite quick too..but best to be safe than sorry)
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