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ksjm04
ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
Can anyone advise what this means my son no longer gets middle rate dla he get high for both daily living and mobility why do they want us to change this i am so confused? Thanks so much

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,646 Disability Gamechanger
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    My advice would be phone them tomorrow and ask.
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Hi @ksjm04 it's hard to tell what's going on with minimal information given.  But it looks like they've been underpaying your son, as he was reported as getting child disability payments and not DLA.
    They need you to report that he was getting middle rate DLA from 12/08/2021, then once that has been done, they will explain what to do next. 
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  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    So strange as i thought this was always known to them hopefully they can explain more
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
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    On UC there is a child disability payment that you get if you have a child on your claim that gets either PIP or DLA.
    The amounts are different depending on the DLA award, so it sounds like they owe you some money! :) 
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    You see I already get this now thats why im confused?
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
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    Is it definitely on your UC statement showing child disability?? There should be a child element and a child disability payment, as well as your DLA being paid separate? 
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    @Biblioklept this is what it says thank you:) 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    As said, they've stated you've been underpaid, so I'm guessing there was a change that hadn't been reported correctly, likely on their end, so they're asking you to make adjustments via your UC journal. This is so they can pay you correctly in the future and it looks like you'll get some back pay too.  :) 
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  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    @Albus_Scope sorry I understand much better now thank you so much 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,129 Disability Gamechanger
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    You said he used to receive mid rate care DLA but now receives high rate care. When it was mid rate you would have only be entitled to the lower disability child element. When he was awarded higher rate care the disabled child element would have been increased to the higher disabled child element. It could be money owed from when his DLA increased. 
    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.
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Money owed to us or back to them @poppy123456 ? How much is this extra amount a month with on middle rate dla?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,129 Disability Gamechanger
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    For mid rate care you would only be entitled to the lower disabled child element of £146.31/month. For higher rate it increases to £456.89/month. 
    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.
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    @poppy123456 i see so they must of had a gap in my payments when they weren’t paying this element? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,129 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have no idea sorry. You can look through your statements from when he was award high rate care and see what you were receiving. 
    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.
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    @poppy123456 no problem thank you so much you are always so kind and helpful. I have left them s message in my journal hopefully hear back tomorrow:) 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,129 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. Thank you also for such kind words. 
    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.
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    @poppy123456 they left this is journal 

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