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TOPIC: DLA Result - We are Bowled Over

DLA Result - We are Bowled Over 5 years 11 months ago #73989

Before I say anything else I have to say thanks Benefits and Work - you are literally a life saver.

We went thriough a protracted appeal and tribunal situation for hubby's ESA last year and finally succeeded thanks to all the help from B & W from the guides and forum (we are largely silent but do read everything)

2 weeks ago we submitted hubby's DLA claim form having read the guides carefully and followed all the advice. The form was daunting but we sent it in with a wish and a prayer.

Saturday the dreaded brown envelope dropped through the letterbox. To our astonishment hubby has been awarded lower rate mobility and higher rate care for 2 years - the best news is no medical, no appeal and no tribunal necessary.

I feel as if I can breathe again and its bound to help with his ESA review which is due next month.

Thanks again Benefits and Work, we could not have done this without you xx :kiss:

To anyone who is thinking of applying, the advice in the guides is wonderful and well worth the time it takes - just go for it!

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Re: DLA Result - We are Bowled Over 5 years 11 months ago #74000

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Congratulations, lovely to see good news. Agree the B&W is a brilliant web site.

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Re: DLA Result - We are Bowled Over 5 years 11 months ago #74003

Hi, congratulations, such a relief! :)

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Re:DLA Result - We are Bowled Over 5 years 11 months ago #74013

Congratulations! I hope that you will be able to relax a little now (until the ESA comes round!).

Like yourself, I completed my application with the help of the advice here and I got my award with no medical. My award is also for 2 years - ostensibly because I might improve in time, but I suspect this is also meant to coincide with the introduction of PIP in 2013.

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Re:DLA Result - We are Bowled Over 5 years 11 months ago #74023

Its actually made me more confident for the ESA review as the same evidence applies and I can append the decision document setting out all the criteria used to the review form as supporting eveidence. Also I know that I'm on the right track regarding how I fill the form in.

We are so grateful to benefits and work - we tell everyone we can about this wonderful website

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