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TOPIC: DLA

DLA 1 month 3 weeks ago #170901

Can anyone tell me how long you have to wait for answer when you send in DLA form

Also when it states a health professional may want to see me, will this person be qualified in my condition?
thank you
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DLA 1 month 3 weeks ago #170935

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Caon wrote:
Can anyone tell me how long you have to wait for answer when you send in DLA form

Also when it states a health professional may want to see me, will this person be qualified in my condition?
thank you

I'm afraid we don't have any current information on DLA waiting time, reassessments are now quite rare and we have only seen a couple in recent months in the forum. My best guess is that Decisions will be in the 7-8 weeks timeframe, however, this does not take into account any time that might be taken up waiting for an assessment if one is required.

DLA does not assess a claimants conditions but the care and mobility needs that result from them so it is unlikely that an assessor will have direct experience in your conditions although it is not impossible. The needs assessment is standard to all conditions, which is why it is important to explain your needs in detail on the claim forms.

If you have not already done so, have a look at our DLA Claim guides for more information.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/dla/#dlaclaims

If you have more questions then please reply to this post and we will do our best to help.

Gordon
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