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Hi, I'm destiny78! Will I get disabled child element back pay?

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destiny78
destiny78 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited March 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I'm hoping someone can help me, I rang hmrc today about adding my other daughter on for the disabled child element, to find out my other 2 children are on the system as disabled but the disabled child element wasnt activated for them, I'm wondering as they know well my 2 child get any back pay that is due to them as they have the proof from awhile ago 2016 an 2019/2020, thank you 

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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @destiny78 and a warm welcome to our online community, how are you?

    Have they now activated this element or have you submitted a change of circumstance? I believe it's up to a decision maker when to start the disabled child element from. However, it should usually be applied from the assessment period in which DLA was awarded. A mandatory reconsideration can be requested if this doesn't happen.

    Wishing you and your family all the best. Keep us posted.
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  • destiny78
    destiny78 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi cher the 2 babbys have been on the system as disabled for years an wasn't activated, just not sure what I'm suppose to do as the man I spoke to said it should of been activated but it hasn't, no changes where made I rang to add my other daughter on to find out all of this x
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do you feel comfortable asking them if they could please activate this @destiny78? It sounds frustrating that you only found out by ringing to add your other daughter  :(
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  • destiny78
    destiny78 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi I did ask but the man said he couldn't activate it x
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Oh no @destiny78, how frustrating  :(
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