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DLA TEXT MESSAGE

ChiChi
ChiChi Community member Posts: 50 Connected
My daughters forms were scanned on the 29th June 2022, she suffers from migraine with aura and also stomach migraines. She is 13 years old and has suffered from these since the age of 7. She is under the care of a neurologist and migraine specialist. She has to miss school often and finds it hard to cope with. I have to care for when she has a cluster attack, it's been tough on her.


We recieved this text message yesterday. Does this mean she hasn't been awarded? Has anyone else recieved this text?

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    It means exactly what it says, that a decisions been made on your claim. If successful you should receive money in your bank before the decision letter. If you want to know what the decision is you can ring them tomorrow when they open and they will tell you.
    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.
  • ChiChi
    ChiChi Community member Posts: 50 Connected
    I have seen others recieve texts which state they have been awarded and to await a letter. I'm not thinking too much into it but I have seen these texts and they were also sent yesterday so....oh well, maybe get ready for a MR which again probably won't make much difference.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    They don’t usually send a text if there’s a refusal and the texts they send are for PIP claims. This is DLA. 
    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.
  • ChiChi
    ChiChi Community member Posts: 50 Connected
    They have started sending texts to tell parents there child has been awarded DLA as well.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    What i'm saying is, i've never known them send a text with a refusal. The text said a decision had been made. As i advised, you can ring DLA in the morning and ask what the decision is.
    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.
  • ChiChi
    ChiChi Community member Posts: 50 Connected
    What i'm saying is, i've never known them send a text with a refusal. The text said a decision had been made. As i advised, you can ring DLA in the morning and ask what the decision is.
    I rang them this morning and the application has been turned down.

    I knew it was a refusal because others had shown me there texts for DLA stating that they had been awarded. 

    Migraines applications do tend to be turned down because no one really understands the impact it can have on someone's life.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    You can challenge that decision by requesting the MR. For DLA you need to prove your child has considerable more care and attention needs than that of a child the same age who doesn’t have a disability. 
    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.
  • ChiChi
    ChiChi Community member Posts: 50 Connected
    You can challenge that decision by requesting the MR. For DLA you need to prove your child has considerable more care and attention needs than that of a child the same age who doesn’t have a disability. 
    Thank you poppy for the advice, I will be disputing the decision.

    My daughter takes sumitripan.and also is trialing certain medicines which are not working. The Migraine Doctor even wrote a letter laying out how my daughter is affected and I explained in the form what care she recieved.

    I am waiting on a EHCP from the council and also she has ICP in place at school to help her during school hours because she was off school 45% last year and I don't want that happening again.
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    If you need any help with how to appeal the decision @ChiChi please don't hesitate to ask and we'll do what we can to support you :)

    I'm sorry to hear it's been turned down, and that you have a battle ahead, please know that the community is here for you whatever happens.

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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  • Louiseee38
    Louiseee38 Community member Posts: 24 Listener
    @ChiChi hi how did you get on with your Mr ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    @ChiChi hi how did you get on with your Mr ?
    This thread is a year old and the member hasn’t been active for almost all that time. Therefore you may not get a response.

    Theres currently no stats for child DLA but if PIP is anything to go by then the most likely outcome of the MR will be the decision doesn’t change. If this happens you can proceed to Tribunal. 
    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.
  • Louiseee38
    Louiseee38 Community member Posts: 24 Listener
    @poppy123456  oh really I thought that would be the case they won’t change there mind but I have got more evidence ect and I can only try if they say no then I’ll just leave it as it’s far to much stress for me x

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