“This is totally unacceptable and the government should correct the DLA transfer rules immediately to prevent any more disabled people losing the benefits they are entitled to.” Lucy Mayou, a Citizens Advice and Macmillan welfare benefits adviser in Cumbria, has been supporting three different claimants who have been hit by the new, tougher backdating rules.
One of the clients, A, is an 18-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, who was previously receiving the lower rate mobility and care components of DLA.
It does not have to be the same reason throughout the period.
“Whether through mismanagement or design this has been proven to be untrue and disabled people are quite literally paying the price.
Its taken all these years to finally claim it for him, just wish we had done it sooner now xx Thats terrible it not being backdated Nicola, you shouldnt be afraid to challenge it but I know what you mean, its like they'll take any excuse to snatch it back!
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'Working age' customers are people who are under the qualifying age for State Pension Credit.
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