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Child DLA Awarded - When do monthly payments start?

Sw1ftlet
Sw1ftlet Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Good afternoon,

I received a phone call and a text from DLA today confirming my child has been awarded DLA. My query is when can I expect monthly payments to begin? I understand they are paid on Tuesdays, but was wondering whether it is based on when I receive back pay, or when I started the claim.

Thanks in advance!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,230 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2023
    Any money owed will be paid separately. You should receive that before the decision letter. DLA is paid every 4 weeks and not monthly. What day of the week it's paid on is different for everyone but it will be a week day, not a weekend. 

    The decision letter will tell you what day to expect the 4 weekly payment. Your first 4 weekly payment will be about 4 weeks after the money owed goes into your bank.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • momof3
    momof3 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    New here 
    I had same on 3rd November 2023 but still haven't received back pay or letter. Mine was after going to tribunal but when I call I don't get any answers just all information I confirmed is still correct as been passed on to department sorting back pay and future payments 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    Hey @momof3 and welcome to the community. :)  

    If yours was via tribunal, there can sometimes be a fair delay as they need to cross all the t's and dot the i's. 
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  • momof3
    momof3 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you. 😊  
    Thank u ill wait for letter then yeah after 12 month's finally got decision changed was long journey 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    So glad you got a positive result!  Though the wait is usually the worst bit. 
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