Backdating dla claims

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Thankyou Ladies, My husband and I currently work 7 days a week between us so it would be a help.

I know what you mean about caring for your daughter anyway.

The date of your claim will usually be the date the form is received or the date you call the enquiry line (if you return the claim pack within 6 weeks).

Hi, My daughter has just been awarded top rate (to my surprise) DLA and I have been told to apply for Carers Allowance.

I didn't apply for Carers Allowance for ages after my son was awarded DLA as I always intended to go out to work.

As time went on and it was clear that it just wasn't going to be practical for me to try and work for the timebeing - due to my son's needs - I went ahead and applied.

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