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TOPIC: dla refused on renewal

dla refused on renewal 7 months 1 week ago #207861

heip required please

my son 15 got both lower elements of dla last year. the renewal came through this year and we set it back. this morning a letter arrived saying he would not get any dla for both elements ,
there decision was based on "what we put on the renewal form" (basically the same as last years successfull award)and also "" a report that we included "(from the cams mental service which does say he has ptsd stress and anxiety.) any advice please

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dla refused on renewal 7 months 1 week ago #207906

Jason

Have a look at our DLA resources for help with challenging the Decision

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/dla

Your post suggests that he was reassessed a year ago, whilst it's unlikely are then any issues that a 14 year old might be expected as having that a 15 year old would not?

How old is he exactly? He would have been invited to claim PIP when he reached 16, if it is close then it might be worth looking at the criteria to see if it is a better fir

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

If you have any specific questions then please reply to this post and we will do our best to help.

Gordon
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dla refused on renewal 7 months 1 week ago #207914

he was 14 when he was first awarded dla both elements at the lower rates. he is 15 now and will be 16 in august 2018.
the 2 reasons given not to award anything says
1 the information from your renewal claim form
2 a medical report that i included with the renewal claim form
yet the information given was almost the same (as we had copies of the f first application last year that he was awarded on both elements at the lower rate for both.)
nothing has changed with his condition and since last year he is now under the cams service which is the childrens nhs mental health team and we are awaiting a report and his cbt therapy is due to start at the end of march
do we write asking for a MR and include basically what i have said above
and give some reasons or just say please reconsider without a explanation

many thanks

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dla refused on renewal 7 months 1 week ago #207916

hes 15 now and will be 16 years old in august 2018
he only had his first eve award last year when he was 14
and basically the renewal was almost identicle
no improvement at all
cams which is now involved are going to give him cbt

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dla refused on renewal 7 months 1 week ago #207930

Jason

DLA for children can be difficult as there are two requirements that need to be met, first you must show that he has care and/or mobility needs and secondly that these are reasonably more than a healthy child of the same age would require.

You mention several conditions in your first post, how do they manifest themselves? For example for Lower Mobility I would expect him to be unable to go out on his own, is this the case?

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dla refused on renewal 7 months 1 week ago #207956

his 15 and wont go out places by himself
wont use public transport
home school. but goes to a small education based college
max size class is about 8 pupils
cannot leave the the house alone in the local area to walk the dog or go by himself to local places railway canal walks, shops
without supervision
high state of vigillance constantly when out
cant deal with heavy traffic and crowed places get stressed and his vision goes black when in a stressfull situation
diagnosed with ptsd. after a road traffic incident 18 months ago which happened in a car accident with all his family. 70mph head on crash
hit by drug dealers being chased by police.
personal care.
under weight and has to be constantly reminded to eat and drink a
prompted to wash and shower
cannot cook a meal
finds it difficult to leave the house and visit places unsupervised
the list goes on
mental health team have suggested cbt and medication anti-depressants as he suffers from anxiety
and when we eventually get him in a car he is stressed until hes out the car and back home.
all this was put on the first claim which he was awarded both lower rates. and was repeated for the renewal which has been rejected for both elements

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