Asking for a reconsideration of attendance allowance after 1st application declined..

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Sallyh7, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Sallyh7

    Sallyh7 Registered User

    Apr 20, 2013
    8
    Hi All,

    So.... I applied for attendance allowance for my dad and got a letter back saying that he cannot have it. Has anyone else had the same and did you get any support in filling in the forms so that the decision was changed? I have asked for help from the memory clinic but no one has contacted me and I have no idea where to go next? Sometimes it all just feels too much to cope with. x
     
  2. rajahh

    rajahh Registered User

    Aug 29, 2008
    2,794
    Hertfordshire
    I believe Alzheimers Society your local one may be able to help. or Age Uk

    My brother had help from his Alzheimers society.

    Good luck

    Jeannette
     
  3. turbo

    turbo Registered User

    Aug 1, 2007
    3,851
    Hello Sallyh7, I did the Attendance Allowance forms for my mum. Mum was in hospital so I had help from the hospital social worker. I'm a long distance away so I emailed replies and she advised about the right terminology to use. I think Age UK and your local Alzheimer's Society branch will also offer help. I hope you manage to find some help.


    turbo
     
  4. Margaret79

    Margaret79 Registered User

    We appealed when they turned us down and then they awarded the higher amount without us changing anything on the form!

    Always a good idea to get someone to look over the form with you but do appeal.
     
  5. grobertson62

    grobertson62 Registered User

    Mar 7, 2011
    581
    Sheffield
    Age concern were Brilliant
    They filled in the forms for us
     
  6. Dearie Me

    Dearie Me Registered User

    Feb 2, 2012
    41
    Scotland
    We had a visit from a guy from the DWP, who was lovely. He completed the form as we answered his questions, and AA was awarded no problem. It was quite painless, but obviously I had to be with mum to give accurate answers.
     
  7. witchpig

    witchpig Registered User

    Dec 31, 2011
    270
    Maidstone Kent
    Try your local carers project for help.
    ALWAYS appeal as it shows that you really need help. I was told that by a court offical when my daughters dla was refused. Also alot of the decision makers have NO medical training or experiance.
     
  8. Sallyh7

    Sallyh7 Registered User

    Apr 20, 2013
    8
    Hi All,

    thank you for the replies, I had some help today from the local Alzheimer's Society so hopefully the DWP will look at the appeal... will keep you updated. I hope everyone is well x
     

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