Well, as expected, I got a letter from the DWP rejecting my claim for the care component of DLA. They said that they were rejecting it on the same grounds that they did eight years ago. Now that is a neat trick, considering that I never applied for it eight years ago.
I phoned the local Welfare Rights who are representing me and they said they had already picked that up and a missive is already winging its way to the DWP.
So it's back to the waiting game. Good luck to those of you going through the same process.
Love to all