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Backdated DLA for ADHD?

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asil74
asil74 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi. Can anyone help

my son has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and is on medication . His key worker at the place he goes for school has said I can claim dla! My son is nearly 16 and I have been fighting for my son since a very young age he’s missed out on school etc for many years. Do you kkkw if I will get dla back dated for all the years he has suffered and been miss judged and not to say the family have suffered 

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @asil74 welcome to the community!

    As your son is nearly 16 it is best to apply for PIP as DLA is only for children under 16.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with! :)
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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Benefits are usually backdated to the date you applied for them.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,201 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    You won't be backdated any money for all those you that you didn't apply, unfortunately. It will also be PIP now as he's almost 16. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf

    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.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,201 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP is also not awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect you daily and evidence will be needed to support a claim for your son.
    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.
  • Firefly123
    Firefly123 Community member Posts: 530 Pioneering
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    No they don't back date only pay from when you claim and you could have claimed it without a diagnosis if he fitted the criteria and now as he's almost 16 can claim pip on his own unless he is unable then you need to apply first to be his appointee someone from the Dwp will come out and assess you both and ask him if he's happy for you to make the claim on his behalf
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