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Signed a different name on dla form will it be a problem?

hdallo
hdallo Member Posts: 2 Listener
When we first did my daughter’s dla form although I filled it in because my handwriting is clearer and English isn’t my wife’s first language, we named my partner as the contact and she signed it because she is our daughter’s main carer so it made more sense to go to her account etc.
This time on the renewal, without thinking I put my name and signed as me. Will this cause problems? The renewal pack was addressed to my wife on behalf of our daughter but I’ve sent it back from me.

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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 4,989

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    Hi @hdallo

    Welcome to the community, good to see you join us. 

    I am not certain about whether this will cause any problems or not, so I hope that others will be able to get back to you. If it is concerning you have you considered calling up the DWP to explain the error and look to have it altered?
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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,509 Disability Gamechanger
    As you are both parents you are in effect an appointee for your child i.e. you are the claimant in their place. A swap of claimants is allowed and is, or ought to be, a non-issue.
  • hdallo
    hdallo Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Do I need to let them know in advance of them receiving the forms that we’ve changed claimant or appointee or should it be alright?
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,323 Disability Gamechanger
    I doubt they will even notice.
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,509 Disability Gamechanger
    hdallo said:
    Do I need to let them know in advance of them receiving the forms that we’ve changed claimant or appointee or should it be alright?
    Makes no difference. It is in effect a new claim but in respect of the same person. A parent as appointee of a child under 16 is not formally appointed as per over 16 appointeeships so it's just an assumed status. Therefore there is nothing to tell DWP. Make the claim. Await the decision. 

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