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How do you go about cancelling a 'attendance allowance' claim please?

amywillisamywillis Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 2018 in Finances and extra costs
thank you for accepting me.......can anyone tell me,  how do you go about cancelling a 'attendance allowance' claim please?   iv stupidly sent in a form for my 83 year old severely disabled dad (he has a bad heart, parkinsons and dementia) and on DLA with middle care.  someone told me to claim for him and my mum  so I did but have now found out his DLA could so upset I should have read into it first       iv written and got my dad to sign it (he didn't know what he was signing ) but i explained that I didn't know you can't if you are on DLA    I sent it in over a week ago so is it too late ... I am so upset....thank you xx


  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @amywillis and welcome to the community. Good to have you with us.
    I'm only really here to say hello and let you know that your message has been received. Unlike a lot of people here I'm not an expert on benefits, but we have plenty of those and I am sure they will be in touch with you very soon.
    I would recommend that you don't worry too much :smile: (which is easier said than done, I know), as I am confident that this situation can be sorted out.
    Bear with us, and our experts will get back to you.
    Warmest best wishes,
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @amywillis

    The benefits system can be a minefield and it's easy to be confused by it, I can understand you are upset by all this.

    It may be worth you filling in a benefits calculator for your mum and dad so you can see exactly what they could be entitled to and the best way forward.

    You could also try calling the Age UK advice line on 

    0800 055 6112

    Senior online community officer
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,639 Disability Gamechanger
    If no decision has been made yet then it should just take a phone call asking to withdraw the claim. DLA would not automatically stop. DLA care would be at risk but, in the circumstances you describe, it's more likely AA would replace the DLA CC at the same rate. A claim to AA is irrelevant to any DLA mobility which is in payment.
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