Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


An excellent guide for the layperson in how to use the County Court - a must if you are intending to start a claim.

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    Hi, wonder if anyone can help me, I am caring for my mother who has mental health problems and I am her carer. A4U assisted me in applying for DLA for her in April, her GP did not respond for 6 weeks relating to a medical report they wanted, he has now done this and DLA have received the report and to my knowledge it is with the Decision Maker and has been since last week. I keep ringing to find out if a decision has been made, some of the staff are very nice and admit it has taken a long time (due to GP) and others are indifferent and saying 'write to us' even though they are confirming it is with the DM. Has anyone got a phone number of someone in the DLA who can give me the answer please. Thanks.


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    Not sure why you are panicking here?

    As long as it's awarded before the ESA WCA medical it should be fine and everything will be back dated to the date of the claim.

    DLA decisions generally take between 2-8 weeks.

    How long has it actually been?

    Worth noting here that DLA (awarded middle care and above) opens up a whole new world of every day discounts and usually benefit premiums too for the pair of you

    See here Great 'What discounts can I get when I'm disabled' Hunt - MoneySavingExpert.com Forums

    and here Housing benefit - Disability Alliance Factsheet F44 Disability Premium

    I'm looking at this the Warmfront grant once my appeal goes in for ESA Do you qualify for a Grant

    ESA is killing me but DLA has really opened up my world in a nice happy sort of way \o/


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    I'm afraid the only publically available number for DLA is 08457 123456; DM's numbers aren't given out (I've never managed in all my puff to get a DLA DM's number!).

    However, what you can do is ask them to get the DM to call you back with an update on your claim. They won't ba able to give you an answer because the decision isn't made yet (otherwise the telephony folks would tell you - they would see the decision on the computer system), but if there is anything which is holding the claim up, the DM should be able to tell you.

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    DLA / DWP direct dial numbers

    0845 712 3456
    0121 626 3220
    Midlands DBC, Birmingham
    0845 712 3456
    020 8795 8400
    Wembley office; covers area north of Thames
    0845 712 3456
    029 2058 6002
    Disability Benefits office - Gabalfa, Cardiff, S.Wales
    0845 712 3456
    01367 730222
    DLA Helpline (Disability Living Allowance)
    0845 712 3456
    0113 230 9000
    Disability Living Allowance for claims from the Yorkshireicon area








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    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    0113 230 9000
    Leeds DBC
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    01253 337181
    Blackpool Area
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    0131 229 9191
    For Scotland: Disability and Carers' Service and Disability Living Allowance.
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    0117 971 8311
    Bristol switchboard
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    01253 337247
    Alternative for Blackpool helpline
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    01253 337956
    Blackpool covers N Wales
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    01253 337605
    N Wales Area
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    01253 337957
    Blackpool - Disability Benefits
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    0121 626 2000
    Processing Office for Notts & the Midlands
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    020 8795 8400
    Disability allowance claims in Essex
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    0151 934 6305
    Disability Benefits Centre; St Martins House Bootle Liverpool
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    0151 934 6000
    Number provided by main office in Wales for Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Bootle office
    Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
    0845 712 3456
    01253 337826
    talking direct about disability benefits (dla)
    Diability Living Allowance
    0845 712 3456
    01253 331014
    DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE
    0845 712 3456
    01253 331332
    ALTERNATIVE NUMBER FOR THE HELPLINE AT BLACKPOOL
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    kiptower I think I've fallen in love with you. I mastered the trick of managing to weedle landline numbers out of people but DLA is one I have never been able to get - thank you!

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    ok let you know the trick , its no secret,

    www.saynoto0870.com

    put in the 0845 / 0870 number etc

    and by magic it comes up , highlight what you want, copy to word

    and you can ether save the word doc or paste the results into the post


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    Hello and thanks to everyone who has taken the time and trouble to answer my question. As sods law has it, DLA phoned me today and gave me the Birmingham landline number, a decision will be made very soon. Thanks again everyone.


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    Thanks also to Speedfreek for all those links, also Speedfreek you say as long as DLA is awarded before Atos WCA so called medical, why is this? Sorry the question may sound silly but my mom has not claimed benefits before and I havent a clue. Thanks for your help.


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    Topic #7236 - DLA Appeal-ESA medical report

    It's not common but neither is it unheard of for the WCA report to be used as evidence in regard to a DLA award. So if you've got a failed WCA report knocking about or are having the assessment before DLA has been awarded it's worth knowing the pitfalls.

    From what you've previously posted I shouldn't think you got anything to worry about!



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