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TOPIC: Partial success at DLA appeal

Partial success at DLA appeal 6 years 11 months ago #13162

This was my very first attempt at applying for DLA. My initial application dated 26 Jan 2009 was rejected. I appealed their decision . I managed to arrange for somebody to represent me at the appeal on 6 Nov 2009. I was awarded high rate mobility from 26/01/09 to 25/01/11, but no care component.

My representative (rep) and I didn't even manage to see the tribunal as they had already decided their response just
from the paperwork alone that my rep had prepared. He was called in alone to see them and be told of their decision
and he came out and told me. I asked my rep why there was no care and he said that the tribunal couldn't award any care because they were only concerned with upto Jan 09 and no date after it.

On 18 Nov 09, I rang Blackpool and told them that my care needs had changed since Jan 09 and I would like to apply
for care.

On 25 Nov 09 I received a DBD420 letter and a DLA434 form "Looking at your claim for DLA again". I have to return
this form and the letter by 16 Dec 09.

The form has three parts:
Section 1 - About You
Section 2 - about help with getting around and
Section 2A - about help with personal care.

Am I right in thinking that s.2 is 'mobility' and s.2A is 'care'? This being so, am I also right in thinking that on the front of s.2, in big letters, I write 'NO CHANGE'?

That leaves section 1 and 2 to fill in. Section 1 is about me and relatively easy to fill in. Can I still use the
same DLA guide to complete Section 2A or is there further trickery hidden in this form?
Regards, Martin Marriott
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Re:Partial success at DLA appeal 6 years 10 months ago #13193

Hi Jackdaw,

Yes, you can write 'No change' on section 2, though there is no absolute guarantee that they won't look at your mobility again.

You can use the guides to fill in the rest of the form. The older DLA guide will probably correspond more closely to the questions than the current one.

Good luck,

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