DLA – Help!

Question: I had received DLA since 1994 without a problem. Then last December my latest application was refused (though my symptoms are essentially the same as during the last five years) on the grounds that I was not unable to prepare a cooked meal for myself.  On 30 December I replied with a two page letter listing all the activities I could not carry out in the kitchen – seemingly a straightforward case.

The agency did not give me the result of their review until 23 April – they would send a doctor to examine me. Since his visit on 10 May I have heard nothing.  Can anyone suggest what I should do next? I hesitate to write and chivvy them in case they become still more bloody-minded. Sometimes I feel they’re not on the side of the disabled at all!

Answer: Try writing to your MP. People have found this helps.

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