If you miss that date then the DLA will be paid from the date they received your application.If the DLA is refused and you ask for a reconsideration which is successful then the above rules still apply so it will be backdated as above. If you accept the decision and then make a new application you can't get the DLA backdated to the original application but only to the beginning of the new application. Can anyone tell me what the form is like and how easy/hard it is to get?We had such a nightmare with the DLA form, if the Carers Allowance once is the same I'm not sure that I will bother Also, am I'm probably being daft.... it as a help for us that can not go to ft work, and we do a lot more for our kids than a person does with a nt child.He was eventually diagnosed as having combined type ADHD at the beginning of July and has been receiving counselling through our local CAMHS for anxiety.We were advised to reapply for the DLA again, as he has care needs throughout the day and most of the night - can't sleep due to constant worrying and rubs his eyes constantly until the skin around them breaks and bleeds. Having a diagnosis wouldn't have made much difference for the outcome of the dla application- its about the care/needs of that person which is most significant.
I only got lower rate when my consultant etc thinks I should get higher,but anythings better than nothing!!I cant help but feel that I shouldn't apply for Carers as it's my job to look after her anyway. Thanks Hayley xx hi, the carers form is lot more simple than the dla form hun. As the others have said, Carers Allowance is far, far easier to apply for than DLA so I would definitely go for it.I know what you mean about caring for your daughter anyway.Thankyou Ladies, My husband and I currently work 7 days a week between us so it would be a help.I currently earn 68 per week working part time, I think I read that as long as you earn under 100 per week you can still apply. Thanks again xx Carers Allowance is an earnings replacement benefit.