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Parliamentary questions show DLA appeals tend to be successful but it will take you 6 months to get a hearing.

An interesting blog entry for 4.52 pm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/blog/2012/jan/24/welfare-reform-bill-child-maintenance-and-social-fund-live-discussion#block-9

Salient points:

The answer to ......................  question about DLA appeals earlier this month reveals that although the initial applications only meet with about a 40% success rate, around 40% of the rejects who ask for a reconsideration succeed, and that – further – around 40% of the refusals at this second stage who go on to make a formal appeal are also found to be entitled in the end.

.......................... this morning, a fresh DWP answer ................... reveals that the average request for an appeal takes seven weeks from being lodged to being submitted to the tribunal by DWP. Once it is in the appeals system, the average wait is a further 25 weeks. We are talking then – and remember this is only in the average appealed case – about people waiting around six months.

DLA applicants, then, are mostly deemed to need their money, although often only after a protracted process and a considerable delay.

 

I don't understand the need for the delaying tactics given that they backdate the money.

Why all the added beaurocracy???

Sigh.

Karen x