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Autism and DLA issues

sktc78sktc78 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited June 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
hi there, 
just thought id introduce myself, im a mum of a young boy who i believe is on theautistic spectrum, i have been in reciept of dla since he was 4 yrs old, he was on the highest rate for the care component and lowest rate mobility... last year they stopped it, i appealled and lost so took it to a tribunal that was heard on the 15th of june... i won the case, and all money is to be backdated from the time it was stopped and to be in place till he is 13 and then can be reveiwed ... ive had letter of the dla, wanting confirmation of my bank details ect, my question is though, does anybody know if the carers allowance that i was entitled to claim during this period is backdated too? or just the dla for my son?
kind regards sian

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  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 374 Pioneering
    As far as i know carers allowance can be backdated by only 3 months
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sktc78, and a warm welcome to the community!

    According to this gov.uk page, you can backdate your Carers Allowance claim by up to 3 months.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2018
    markyboy said:
    As far as i know carers allowance can be backdated by only 3 months
    In this case that's not true. As long as the other person claims Carers Allowance within 3 months of the Tribunal decision it will be back dated to the original DLA decision, providing the other criteria applied for all of that time.

    See page 6 of this link here for proof that this does actually apply.

    Copied and pasted from the link above.
    If the person you look after has recently been awarded a qualifying
    benefit you can get CA backdated to the date of the award of the qualifying benefit
    even if this was over three months ago.You must claim CA within 3 months of the award of the qualifying benefit being notified to the person you care for, otherwise you could lose out.
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  • sktc78sktc78 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you both... will definitely phone up carers allowance tomorrow and look into it, they should never of stopped our award, so fingers crossed im able to claim back everything that is owing to us, been a very tough year financially and im looking forward to being able to treat my sons!!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Carers Allowance claims can take between 8-12 weeks. Claiming online is quickest way.

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  • sktc78sktc78 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    i did phone up today, they said that once his new dla claim is up n running, i will get the carers allowance backdated from the date the judge ordered it from, and they did say that its quicker to do online.
  • kyleamelia07kyleamelia07 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    hi I'm about to go to the appeal court for my son who is 11. they have diagnosed him with social anxiety disorder not autism yet. and he has hypermobility which causes lots of pain. did they consider your childs autism without diagnosis . I used to get dla  and they stopped it the same as you 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You don't need a diagnosis for a childs DLA claim. DLA is possible if your child needs more care, attention or supervision than that of a child the same age. Good luck with the Tribunal.
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