DLA Backdate

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Hi, I know it might be well late to think that but can help feeling that I should've got it backdated soon after I 1st got awarded DLA.

I received my DLA award back in 2005 after 5 years trying (they kept refusing it til then)

Should I have been backdated for years 2000-Mid 2005? Despite I asked when I first claimed, they insisted I 1st claimed in 2005 when in fact I started it in 2000.

Many thanks,

Caist

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  • Housing_Benefit_Officer
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    You normally have 1 month from the date of decision to appeal. You are too late there is nothing that can be done.
    These are my own views and you should seek advice from your local Benefits Department or CAB.
  • Caz3121
    Caz3121 Posts: 15,561 Forumite
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    I doubt anything has changed re backdating since you last asked 6 years ago
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2169931
  • Housing_Benefit_Officer
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    Caz3121 wrote: »
    I doubt anything has changed re backdating since you last asked 6 years ago
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2169931

    I will set my Diary for 2022
    These are my own views and you should seek advice from your local Benefits Department or CAB.
  • nannytone_2
    nannytone_2 Posts: 12,952 Forumite
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    if between 2000 and 2005, you were making new claims every 6 months, then you wouldn't have been owed any backdating.

    if it was only 1 claim and you were appealing the decision during that time, then yes, you should have received backdated DLA
  • Poppie68
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    Caist74 wrote: »
    Hi, I know it might be well late to think that but can help feeling that I should've got it backdated soon after I 1st got awarded DLA.

    I received my DLA award back in 2005 after 5 years trying (they kept refusing it til then)

    Should I have been backdated for years 2000-Mid 2005? Despite I asked when I first claimed, they insisted I 1st claimed in 2005 when in fact I started it in 2000.

    Many thanks,

    Caist



    You applied multiple times, appealed a couple of times and each time you were denied... You made a new application a year or so after which was successful and backdating was correctly applied to the beginning of your successful claim..It's 15 years after your intial claim they won't even still hold the records.
  • nannytone_2
    nannytone_2 Posts: 12,952 Forumite
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    Poppie68 wrote: »
    You applied multiple times, appealed a couple of times and each time you were denied... You made a new application a year or so after which was successful and backdating was correctly applied to the beginning of your successful claim..It's 15 years after your intial claim they won't even still hold the records.
    if it is a new claim and not an appeal, the claims wouldn't be linked anyway, and so no backdated payments would be owed.

    backdating only goes as far back as that specific claim and any rejected claims from the past wouldn't count
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