Login FormClose

Free ESA, PIP and DLA Updates

With over 140,000 subscribers our fortnightly updates bulletin is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Get the facts about what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare.   Get your free benefits updates now.

Professional Members

We support both claimants and professionals.  These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work:

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Chesterfield Law Centre
  • Coventry Mind
  • Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Colchester Borough Council Welfare Rights

Read more

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:
Remember me. Note: ticking this may affect members file download ability.
Members
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: DLA awarded without tribunal

DLA awarded without tribunal 6 years 11 months ago #14466

Good news. Had a letter this morning telling me they have reconsidered my application and I have been awarded DLA - at the lowest care rate (which is what I wanted), for three years (which I think is fairly standard)!

This is on the basis of the medical report done by the DWP doc on Christmas Eve. And it means that my appeal does not have to go to tribunal - yippee!

So, one relieved and happy bunny.

Thank you to B&W, and the moderators and posters on this forum for practical advice and moral support – especially before the medical when I was in despair and doubting if it was worth the hassle.

Elaine
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:DLA awarded without tribunal 6 years 11 months ago #14473

Hi Elaine,

really pleased for you, i,m sure your glad now that you let the medical assessment go ahead on Christmas Eve, it has been well worth it in the end. Now you can relax for 3 years.

Kathy x
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:DLA awarded without tribunal 6 years 11 months ago #14475

elaine wrote:
Good news. Had a letter this morning telling me they have reconsidered my application and I have been awarded DLA - at the lowest care rate (which is what I wanted), for three years (which I think is fairly standard)!

This is on the basis of the medical report done by the DWP doc on Christmas Eve. And it means that my appeal does not have to go to tribunal - yippee!

So, one relieved and happy bunny.

Thank you to B&W, and the moderators and posters on this forum for practical advice and moral support – especially before the medical when I was in despair and doubting if it was worth the hassle.

Elaine


Hi Elaine,

I am pleased he hear of your successful outcome and thanks for letting the forum know of your good news.

It can give hope to others currently going through the process that not all claims are problematic or end up at a first (or even second) tier tribunals etc.

Regards

Pete
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:DLA awarded without tribunal 6 years 10 months ago #14717

I've now received £400 arrears, wow. No letter yet telling what the weekly benefit is though.

Although my appeal was successful, should I still ask for a copy of the doctor's report?

I'd be interested to know what counted in my favour, so I can do a better job when renewal comes up; but mostly I'm thinking about my Incapacity Benefit, which is due for review in June. Will the IB people get to see my DLA medical report?

Many thanks
Elaine
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:DLA awarded without tribunal 6 years 10 months ago #14720

elaine wrote:
I've now received £400 arrears, wow. No letter yet telling what the weekly benefit is though.

Although my appeal was successful, should I still ask for a copy of the doctor's report?

I'd be interested to know what counted in my favour, so I can do a better job when renewal comes up; but mostly I'm thinking about my Incapacity Benefit, which is due for review in June. Will the IB people get to see my DLA medical report?

Many thanks
Elaine


Hi,

Yes you can ask for the medical report or even the 'full file' which should include the Decision makers reasons for awarding you the benefit. The full file maybe more helpful in your renewal as you should see on what basis your award was made and can emhasise this on the renewal claim if still applicable.

Re your IB claim, it is really impossible to say. They may see your DLA medical report, or ask you to attend another medical, or make an award without a medical.

Regards

Pete
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:DLA awarded without tribunal 6 years 10 months ago #14753

Thank you for this info - I didn't know requesting the 'full file' was an option, but I'll go for that since it seems more useful.

I've always assumed in the past that they automatically requested a report from my own doctors each time my IB was reviewed. But since they didn't request any in connection with the DLA application, as I naively expected, I'm now wondering whether they ever have for IB.

If they do write to your doctor, do they always tell you they're doing so? (I know the IB50 includes your signed permission in advance.)

Many thanks
Elaine
The administrator has disabled public write access.
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Moderators: bro58, Gordon, Mrs Hurtyback, shelam
Time to create page: 0.227 seconds