I have ME,Fibro,Crohn's Disease and an undercative thyroid. I've been receiving DLA for the past 6 years, since I was medically retired from my job.
When I moved house in 2011 I thought I'd told DWP of my change of address and the last communication I received from them at my old address informed me that I'd receive the benefit indefinitely.
When I didn't receive an up-rating letter this year I contacted the DWP and it appears my change of address was not recorded. I checked my bank account and discovered my DLA hadn't been paid since January 2012 ! The DWP stated today that I no longer qualified for DLA as I hadn't answered letters that were sent to my previous address.
My condition hasn't changed so medically I still qualify for DLA.How can I not qualify for DLA because I've moved house ? This seems to be an excuse for not re-imbursing the back payments to which I am entitled.
You might wonder why I hadn't noticed this for such a long time, however my condition affects my short and long term memory and I had no idea that I hadn't been receiving payments, especially as my award was for an indefinite period. Does anyone have any advice as to how I should proceed ?