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D.L.A 7 years 6 months ago #12926

  • Ian Quarless
I was injured in work 18 months ago. I have been told by the Occupational health doctor that I will be unsuitable for any type of work for the forseeable future.
I am unable to walk without a walking stick and can fall at any time. I have been refused DLA and have asked for their decision to be re-considered.
What can I expect now by way of action from the Agency in relation to my claim

Re:D.L.A 7 years 6 months ago #12952

Hi Ian,

The decision will be looked at by a different decision maker and you will be told in writing whether the decision has been changed or not. The success rate for reconsiderations is much lower than for appeals, however.

In either case you have the right to appeal if you are unhappy with the outcome, but you must do so within the time limits.

You can find out more about reconsiderations and appeals in our guide to DLA appeals in the members' area.

Good luck,


Re:D.L.A 7 years 6 months ago #12954

  • Ian Quarless
Thank you for you reply.

I did get some very good assistance in asking for a reconsideration and will let you know how things go

Re:D.L.A 7 years 6 months ago #13096

  • Ian Quarless
After requesting the decision refusing me DLA be reconsidered I have been awarded high rate mobility and medium rate care.

Thank you for your advice and encouragement

Re:D.L.A 7 years 6 months ago #13097

  • boris1
Well done on your DLA award Ian.
Did you complete an accident form at work?
You could consider claiming industrial injury disablement benefit (IIDB)
Also if your occ' health say you're unsuitable for any type of work in the forseable future are they supporting you to claim ill health retirement? (IHR)
Just a few thoughts for you to consider.

Re:D.L.A 7 years 6 months ago #13100

Hi Ian,

Congratulations. That's a very impressive result indeed without having to go to appeal.

Did you have new medical evidence for your reconsideration?

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