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TOPIC: DLA 4 PAGE RENEWAL FORM

DLA 4 PAGE RENEWAL FORM 7 years 1 week ago #13190

  • JANE FRASER
I've been on DLA for 9 years. I live in Leeds and was recently sent the DLA 4 page Renewal form for completion. My full care and full mobility allowance which I've been receiving 4 years has been stopped 20 Feb 2010. This was done without a medical. What I would like to know is has this happened to anyone else using the 4 page renewal form and what was their outcome? I've since appealed and will let you know how I get on.
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Re:DLA 4 PAGE RENEWAL FORM 7 years 1 week ago #13206

Hi Jane,

Just to let everyone know there's now an article on this in the members area:

http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/members-only-news/1139-is-new-dla-form-a-con-trick

Steve
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Re:DLA 4 PAGE RENEWAL FORM 7 years 1 week ago #13213

  • boris1
I've recieved my renewal form and it's 39 pages long.
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Re:DLA 4 PAGE RENEWAL FORM 7 years 1 week ago #13218

  • JANE FRASER
Boris, Thanks for telling me. I wishe you success with the renewal. Jane
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Re:DLA 4 PAGE RENEWAL FORM 7 years 1 week ago #13235

JANE
FRASER wrote:
I've been on DLA for 9 years. I live in Leeds and was recently sent the DLA 4 page Renewal form for completion. My full care and full mobility allowance which I've been receiving 4 years has been stopped 20 Feb 2010. This was done without a medical. What I would like to know is has this happened to anyone else using the 4 page renewal form and what was their outcome? I've since appealed and will let you know how I get on.

I mentioned some time ago that these shortened DLA renewal forms would be a recipe for the DWP to disallow as many claims as possible, and would be bad news for claimants. Regrettably, I seemed to have been proved to be right.

In the latest article in the members' area "Is new DLA form a con trick?" I would concur with Steve's comments and advise members to download the full DLA claim form from the internet. It is absolutely ridiculous given that DLA is supposed to be based on self-assessment, that a four page claim form completely lacking in detail, can be used to decide (future) entitlement. Furthermore, how can such a document in itself without apparently any recourse to medical evidence, be sufficient to decide a claimant's care/mobility needs?

The obvious consequence of such a form will inevitably lead to more appeals. It would be interesting to hear if anybody has had a successful outcome on their claim, based on the truncated claim form?
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Last Edit: 7 years 1 week ago by Crazydiamond.
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Re:DLA 4 PAGE RENEWAL FORM 7 years 1 week ago #13242

Hi Everyone I am new here and recently got the 4 page renewal form, as I receive care because I don't cook and mobility I ticked the nothing had changed box apartfrom my medication.

A week ago my husband answered the phone and they asked for me he said I was not available and they said "oh when she gets back" he said no she is not out she is asleep in bed, they said get her to phone back and he told them I no longer use the phone due to Fibromyalgia brainfog and my arms go into spasms so I can no longer hold anything for very long. She insisted I HAD to speak to her on the phone and to contact them before a certain time.

My hubby woke me up and said the DWP want to talk to you and they won't let you answer by email you HAVE to speak to them. He rang the number and held the phone to my ear and this woman harranged me for 10 minutes firing questions at me and saying oh don't worry "I am not trying to catch you out!" she asked me why I claimed carers allowance if I was ill how could I care for my autistic children, oh so you don't walk anywhere is that right, do you claim incapacity? No oh your husband does and doess he receive money for you.We are very surprised there was no change as we would have thought there would have been an improvement by now and on and on and on.

I said to her i was told to claim carers and if I am not entitled then tell me. How does anyone poorly or disabled care for their kids and off she went leaving me stressed and confused.

Today I receive a letter saying they are getting more information from my GP who is an arse and thinks it is all in my head so I may as well bye to my DLA and the chance of saving for a walk in bath.
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