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TOPIC: dla decision within a week

dla decision within a week 7 years 1 month ago #12256

  • ray preece
I had a meeting on the 16th oct with a very nice lady at the neighborhood office,she suggested with all of my ailments i should apply for dla and she would send the forms out.i decided to apply online the same day the 16th.today the 22nd i received a decision it was a NO.never mind another appeal/i just thought this was unduly quick for the dwp.
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Re:dla decision within a week 7 years 1 month ago #12264

  • Jim Allison
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  • retired Principal Welfare Rights Officer
Hi Ray,

That must be a record for a DLA decision. !!

In my former career as a WRO, I've completed thousands of DLA claim packs, and even for an experienced adviser like me, it still takes me around 2 hours to complete a claim pack, to do it justice.

With hindsite (which is a wonderful thing) perhaps it would have been better to have had some help in completing the claim pack. Personally, I prefer completing them by hand, but that's just my personal choice.

If you believe you think you qualify for DLA, and your neighbourhood office supports you, then I can only advise that you lodge an appeal using Leaflet GL24

Do not ask for a 'reconsideration' as this just wastes time, since before sending an appeal to the Tribunals Service to action, the original decision is always 'reconsidered' by a more senior Decision Maker.

I suggest you read the guide on DLA Appeals in the members area HERE

However, again my advice would be to seek help in lodging an appeal since there is no substitute for 'face to face' advice from an adviser who will be able to get access to your case papers and talk you through any care and/or mobility needs that you have.

Whatever you decide, good luck :)

Jim
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Re:dla decision within a week 7 years 1 month ago #12272

  • ray preece
Thanks for the advice,it took me two and a half hours to fill in the form online and when i submitted it the screen went blank,l thought that hasn`t worked so i went to the local welfare advice centre and got an appointment to do it again,but obviously it will now be an appeal....many thanks
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Re:dla decision within a week 7 years 1 month ago #12300

  • ray preece
I just wondered if any other member has had a decision this quickly,for or against them..
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Re:dla decision within a week 7 years 1 month ago #12301

ray
preece wrote:
I just wondered if any other member has had a decision this quickly,for or against them..

Hi,

I think the fastest I have known was eleven days which included two weekends, which was pretty good going (it was a 'renewal' claim) sent in with plenty of evidence and came back (quite rightly in my opinion) as no change from the orginal award.

However there are a number of factors that can affect how long it takes. How busy the office or team dealing with any particular claims are, how quickly GP's return reports, postal strikes, awaiting ATOS to carry out an EMP visit etc etc are just some of the factors that can delay (or sometimes speed up if things fall right) a claim.

In determinig how long a claim can take, somewhere in the vicinity of 13 weeks would be a very rough average, but for every one that is quicker there will no doubt be a corresponding 'slower' case.
Pete
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Re:dla decision within a week 7 years 1 month ago #12361

The DWP received my renewal claim on the 4th of June and they came to a decision on the 11th June,which included 1 weekend.Gotta admit i was a bit scared opening the letter with it arriving so quick,i got it on the 13th June.

And i'm one of those that tries to read what the letter says through the little window,gave up after about 5 minutes and just opened it.Was good news.
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