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Missed deadline. Can they put in a mandatory reconsideration?

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ricky1040
ricky1040 Community member Posts: 125 Pioneering
Hi all. A friend claims child dla and was due to have it renewed but missed the due date and sent in form late. They were refused. Can they put in a mandatory reconsideration or appeal re this due to a genuine mistake. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Were they refused because they returned the form late or just refused DLA award?
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Can do an MR but will need to give good reason for late return.
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  • ricky1040
    ricky1040 Community member Posts: 125 Pioneering
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    Just because it was late. God love her she has a lot going on at home. Her other half was v unwell
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hope her other half is feeling a little better now @ricky1040

    Have you been able to speak to them about the MR today?

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  • ricky1040
    ricky1040 Community member Posts: 125 Pioneering
    edited November 2022
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    Yes a bit better was in hospital a few days. I dont know if shes got it sorted yet tho
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Being in hospital for a few days sounds really difficult @ricky1040. How is everything at the moment? 

    Hopefully, she will be able to get it sorted out soon. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to support  :)
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