DLA application turned down

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DLA application turned down

Postby charley » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:31 pm

I found out a couple of days ago that my application for DLA has been turned down. Has anyone else had this problem? I would like to know if it's worth appealing, or if the gvt just don't care about FMS, because right now, that's what it feels like :/
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Re: DLA application turned down

Postby TeeferTiger » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:36 pm

They don't care, but definitely appeal! Try and get into the local CAB if you can and ask for help with the forms/appeal x
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Re: DLA application turned down

Postby linoak90 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:39 pm

I felt the same and they put such bull***t in the letters I have appealed had a medical at home two and a half weeks ago I am awaiting there decision now.
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Re: DLA application turned down

Postby charley » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:44 pm

They only based their decision for me on a letter from the specialist I had been seeing. They based their letter of a form they sent me asking how I had been in the last week...and I'd had a good week that week. That'll teach me for being honest!!!!!

I hope all goes well for you with yours!!!
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Re: DLA application turned down

Postby shortnsweet54 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:29 pm

Hi charley,
appeal appeal appeal, you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain, don't let them get away with it. The auto response is no and i'm sure they hope we won't do anything. I'd appeal just to aggravate them lol,

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Re: DLA application turned down

Postby charley » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:58 pm

That is BRILLIANT!! Thank you so much! I can definitely use that in my appeal! I knew I would get the help I needed for it on here, so thank you so much, all of you :) xx
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Re: DLA application turned down

Postby *Lisa* » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:23 am

My personal feeling is that alot of dla applicants from now til change over to PIP will not go through and people who have made it only get a short limited period.

I feel this new PIP will be like the ESA very difficault to get in!

Good luck with your appeal
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Re: DLA application turned down

Postby darkcyde » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:03 pm

*Lisa* wrote:My personal feeling is that alot of dla applicants from now til change over to PIP will not go through and people who have made it only get a short limited period.


I have seen this kind of response from others on this forum.....someone was actually blatantly cleared for it until April 2013....how convenient!!

How does it work tho? Say your DLA runs out in April 2013....they have to reassess, and at that time it'll be under PIPs. What happens if they are bogged down and can't get around to reassessing you for a few weeks or months.....do your payments just stop, or do they continue until you are reassessed?

If they just stop, I would say that would be a case for Human Rights.....they have identified a need for the DLA, they imposed a time limit on it....fair enough, but they can't take something away on an assumption that it's no longer relevant and leave the person without until they get around to it. It should be continued to be paid until they reassess and are supplied with new information.
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Re: DLA application turned down

Postby charley » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:01 pm

My application is currently being reconsidered. Hopefully that will bring about a better result! If not, I will be appealing and following every other step I can make towards sorting this out!
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Re: DLA application turned down

Postby rosehip » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:54 pm

i got turned down and i have asked them to reconsider , will i have to have a medical or fill more forms in xxx :crazy:
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Re: DLA application turned down

Postby wolfstar » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:01 am

rosehip wrote:i got turned down and i have asked them to reconsider , will i have to have a medical or fill more forms in xxx :crazy:


they will reconsider the evedence thay have and ayn extra you may have supplied.

Have a read of this post http://www.ukfibromyalgia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14285#p152970 it is what i had to do to get my care level re instated
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