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TOPIC: not recieved dla renewal pack

not recieved dla renewal pack 6 years 10 months ago #14470

  • 40goingon90
hi everyone happy new year and wishing its a better one for all.
i was awarded dla in april lat year (2009)
having previously been on incapacity for 9 yrs for my back problems and mobility issues since the birth of my 11 yr old daughter. as it was my first ever claim for dla i joined b&w to get advice to fill out the forms also wth my rhuemy consultant and gp's interaction.
however as the award is due to end in april 2010 i am now worried as i have not recieved my renewal pack which i need to re apply for dla as my condition has worsened since sept(2009). i am wondering do i contact the dla and request the pack or wait ? i am over stressing that they have forgotten me and i will lose much needed money.
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Re:not recieved dla renewal pack 6 years 10 months ago #14471

Hi 40,

I think the new renewal forms are being sent out 3 months prior to renewal for most people, you will probable receive yours towards the end of Jan beginning Feb.

Kathy
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Re:not recieved dla renewal pack 6 years 10 months ago #14474

kathy1 wrote:
Hi 40,

I think the new renewal forms are being sent out 3 months prior to renewal for most people, you will probable receive yours towards the end of Jan beginning Feb.

Kathy

Hi,

The above applies only in the 'pilot' areas such as North East England where the new 'short four page' DLA renewal forms are being sent out. In any case, this has now been ammended somewhat so the forms are sent out four to five months in advance of the current award terminating.

In other areas where the traditional 'long' form is still used for 'renewals', they are still being sent out six months in advance.

As the OP states the current award expires in April 2010, it would be worth contacting the DWP Pensions,Disability and Carers Service (PDCS) at Warbreck House on 0845 7123456 and make enquiries with regards to the renewal forms.

Regards

Pete
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Re:not recieved dla renewal pack 6 years 10 months ago #14502

  • 40goingon90
many thanks for quick reply and info.
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Re:not recieved dla renewal pack 6 years 10 months ago #14503

  • 40goingon90
many thanks pete i will contact them tommorrow just to be sure, at least then i can just worry about filling the forms out.
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Re:not recieved dla renewal pack 6 years 10 months ago #14505

pete17971 wrote:
kathy1 wrote:
Hi 40,

I think the new renewal forms are being sent out 3 months prior to renewal for most people, you will probable receive yours towards the end of Jan beginning Feb.

Kathy

Hi,

The above applies only in the 'pilot' areas such as North East England where the new 'short four page' DLA renewal forms are being sent out. In any case, this has now been ammended somewhat so the forms are sent out four to five months in advance of the current award terminating.

In other areas where the traditional 'long' form is still used for 'renewals', they are still being sent out six months in advance.

As the OP states the current award expires in April 2010, it would be worth contacting the DWP Pensions,Disability and Carers Service (PDCS) at Warbreck House on 0845 7123456 and make enquiries with regards to the renewal forms.

Regards

Pete

Hi I live in the North east and have just sent back my renewal form for DLA, and it was the long one, the new one. Anyway my last award was for 5 years, 2004/2010, and I had lost my old form, so out of curiosity I telephoned about getting a copy of my 2004 form, they advised me to write in for it, which I did, and low and behold, they still had it on file, after 5 years, I thought they usually shredded them after about 2 yrs, so there you go, you never can tell, can you? Fingers crossed now that I get my renewal.

Chrissie
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