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The waiting is over. | April 8, 2009

I decided to ring the DWP today as it was eight weeks since I had filled in and sent off Isaacs forms for disability allowance and the letter stated if I hadn’t heard in eight weeks to ring them.
The lady on the phone was a delightful lady and asked the usual questions Isaacs application number and date of birth and she said ok do you want me to let you know desicion over the phone,to which I said go ahead expecting the worst,she said can I check the details of the bank account the money will go in to.At this point I was not sure wether that was a security question or a hint that Isaac was going to get the neccessary paperwork to take to the dss for the extra help he needs.
I frantically searched for my details and read them over the phone and she said ok,well your son has been awarded higher rate dla,in shock I said he has??? she said yes ( there are three rates according to severity of disability and care needed and obviously hospital reports state that he is in need of 24-7 care) whilst trying to get my head around the fact I was actually getting the paperwork I needed to help get free travel to and from hospital and to prove that I’m a full time carer so wouldn’t have to explain situation and private life continually to dss,which is a blessing,the lady on the phone said we have back dated your allowance from the fourth of february the day you rang for the claim forms and it has been put in your account yesterday and it usually takes a week to clear,at this point I could of hugged her I didn’t actually hear how much was put in as I was shocked that I didn’t have to appeal.
Once the easter holidays are over and I recieve confirmation of Isaacs dla award I will ring the dss and notify them of my circumstances changing and that I shall be a full time carer and they will be able to change my status on books and will swop over so I get carers money topped up with income support as being a single parent I cant keep carers allowance as well as income support its either or and I really needed
the disability award so I could get the carers component to get the extra help towards nursery places and to get him into the system ready for school and help with travel costs to therapy and hospitals.
That is a weight lifted.

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10 Comments »

  1. That’s such good news! It’s also nice to hear that you spoke to a delightful lady, which I’m sure was welcome too.
    Take care, and have yourselves a good Easter! xx

    Comment by Flighty — April 8, 2009 @ 4:08 pm

    • Flighty: it was nice to have such a polite and friendly lady, and as was giving good news was a bonus x x

      Comment by fraggle — April 9, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

  2. I’m pleased you are getting the help you need, Fraggle. And big hugs to that sweet little boy of yours.

    Comment by nikkipolani — April 8, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

    • Nikki: thanks it is a weight off my mind and will have extra money to pay for Pre school x x

      Comment by fraggle — April 9, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

  3. Im pleased 🙂 x

    Comment by rob — April 9, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

    • Dimple: thankyou at least I don’t have to appeal as hospital gave adequate information of what help he needs x x

      Comment by fraggle — April 9, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

  4. Woooow…that’s a long explanation. Well done!

    Comment by crazykites — April 9, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

  5. Crazykites: it’s nice to see another ex 20sixer back blogging all the above commenters are 20sixers it’s beggining to feel like home again except no sweeties x

    Comment by fraggle — April 9, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

  6. yes, but we can make our own sweeties! v nice to be coming back. have been back over a week now but today is the first day i’m getting comments. i think coz people don’t know who the hell crazy kites is! 😉

    Comment by crazykites — April 9, 2009 @ 7:08 pm

  7. You have just written down all the feelings I went through when I got my decision letter. It all seems to suddenly slip into place!

    Congrats and good luck with the nursery hunting. 🙂

    Comment by healthyeatingwhilebroke — April 9, 2009 @ 9:19 pm


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