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Dla appeals finally granted today 5 years on!!!!!

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Afternoon all


After becoming ill just over five years ago i had never previously had the need to claim benefits however went through the process then including dal as i was advised to do so at the time by the dwp. I will not bore you with the details of my illnesses and afflictions however in the interim period and up to the present time was awarded incapacity and a host of other benefits such as child tax credits housing and council tax benefits. I was initially refused incapacity however won this back 6 months later after appeal. in addition my initial dal appeal was also refused and despite numerous appeals this was still not awarded until today!!!


I had dealing with my case a worker from the local welfare rights service who has persisted with my case as he as well as his superiors were adamant that i should have been awarded benefit. The tribunals service are an absolute shambles in my experience and we have had over the time issues with them losing paperwork, totally disrespectful and downright ignorant appeal panels and that has just been the good side. Most people on appeal panels are jumped up two bit magistrate types who have no real understanding of the real world and are only in it for the self importance or their percieved self importance of the role. Anyway today the welfare rights worker went to the appeal on his own as i was too ill to attend today and he has just informed me that i have been awarded benefit finally. This should mean a substantial back payment which hopefully they will not decide to appeal and its happier days. A five figure sum dropping into my account in the near future is much needed and appreciated


My advice to anyone is persist and persist with your appeal and do not give up if you believe you should be awarded what is rightfully yours. I must stress also that i would have rather have had my health back than any of this hassle over the last five years but it will go someway towards making true bad times better


In all of this bear in mind that the tribunals service are not in anyway independent as they claim after all they are funded by the government and i have tried to campaign to have this so called independent tag removed from their literature as it is just a joke to claim that they are not independent certainly in respect of dwp appeals


Good luck with your own appeals against this dreadful goverment


As a footnote to all of this i am not usually superstitous however this morning i did find a shinny penny picked it up and remembered that sometimes when you do that all day you will have good luck!!!. Im off to purchase an online lottery ticket!

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It must be a relief that this is now. It beggars belief that this should have taken so long.


Good luck with the lottery ticket :)

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  • 3 weeks later...

Happy days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have today been paid the arrears up to the present time from 2007!!!!!!! TOTALLING £9551.60 whoopee!!!!. I have been awarded low rate care and low rate mobility which after the countless appeals and tribunals many of which were extremely distressing and unnecessary i am so pleased that they have finally recognised my conditions and awarded benefit


I had help from a gentlemen called Reiza Khan at the leicester city council welfare rights office who has worked tirelessly on my behalf during the whole time and to be honest i would not have had the patience to persist without his help. If you live in leicester and are having issues with getting benefits awarded contact this person or any of his team and he will do his level best to get benefit awarded for you. First class service from Reiza


Good luck with all your efforts to get benefit awarded its not easy as we know but persist if you honestly believe you are right it does pay off in the end

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Nysty means that any DLA payment is ignored for a set period once received.


You know with regards to capital limits on all other income based benefits etc.


So say you have £7000 in the bank and get a £10000 payment from DLA giving you £17000 the bank. The capital limit for HB/JSA etc is £16000 so you would be over the top limit and not be eligible!


Hold on there DLA has a disregard of X months after payment so for X months the £10000 is not counted as capital only the £7000 is. So only after X months have passed if there was till some left would you need to report a change in your capital/savings to any other benefits you might receive.


I thought that it was 6 months but I could be wrong you need to really check what it is and treat yourself for a bit!

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