HI I am a newby to this site. I applied for a renewal for my daughter for DLA who has chronic Eczema and mild Asthma. I sent the form away with all the relevant information as I have done on previous applications. However I have just received a letter today advising it will not be awarded again. She has been on the DLA since she was 3 years old and is now 12 with no improvement of her condition. Having received the letter declining the renewal, I called them. The lady on the phone said I will read out what the decision maker has said. She confirmed that now my daughter is 12 she doesn't need my help and support with applying her creams or lotions and therefore doesn't qualify for the higher rate of care. I explained to her we have never had higher rate of care. My daughter has only received lower rate of care - so could she explain. I also asked what has changed with my daughters condition since she was diagnosed - nothing so why are they now saying she doesn't qualify. I have asked for the decision maker to call me, which the lady on the phone said will be in the next 5 days. I have also asked for a reconsideration. Can anyone help. I am worried if the reconsideration is declined what can I do about appealing and is there anyone who can help me. I did have a support group who helped previously but they have said since I have moved out of the area, I no longer qualify for their support. BTW the GP also submitted a statement of her condition too, but as her Eczema is the condition we contact him the most over, rather than her eczema omitted her Asthma, which they picked up on. I explained this is not her main condition it is the eczema.
Any comments are much appreciated.