I’ve been lurking around these forums for some time, not really knowing how to introduce myself, so I’m really sad to say that I’m making myself known ( finally!) because of a bit of a worry concerning the payment of my DLA.I am on a life time award of a middle rate of care, and the high rate of mobility; typically, my payment goes in on one particular day early in the month, only this month, it hasn’t appeared at all.Could this be an oversight following the Christmas holidays, ( in which case this is the first time its EVER happened to me) or is it a sign that something else is going on?
I am absolutely terrified that its been stopped prior to a ‘migration’ application to PIP( not that I’ve been informed that this is the case either by letter or mail, so I am dreading Monday’s post). I wonder if you could be so kind as to clarify a couple of points for me. 1/ Does payment stop for the time the application is being considered? 2/If it does stop, as a rule of thumb, exactly how long for? ( I do know that its different in each case) 3/What happens to payment for my Motability Vehicle? I am heavily dependent upon a van that carries a hoist for my power chair; without it, I will be absolutely housebound. The rate of care goes toward household assistance - without which I will again struggle.
So Sorry to burden this lovely community with such worries when I am not really known to you all.
Thanks in advance,