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Is a gap of one month in DLA renewal award start date normal?

san23san23 Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited February 16 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello all, my son’s current DLA award ends on 20th Feb, I had sent first DLA renewal in December 2020 and received decision today. He has been awarded DLA but start date is 20th March 2021.There is gap of one month , is it normal or should I contact DLA ?


  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,297 Disability Gamechanger
    @san23, yes contact the DWP and explain your concern about the gap in payments of the one month.it may have been a typing error so ring tomorrow have the correct Identification to hand when you call. Give the community an update if successful.
  • san23san23 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hello Wilko, I had called them and they told me it’s just an error these days on award letters with dates, so just ignore, I will keep getting payments. Even this message is recorded when you call DLA about incorrect dates. 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,004 Disability Gamechanger
    The gap is normal because you’re moving to a payment which is 4 weeks in arrears whereas DLA was not.
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