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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - How do I challenge a Disability Living Allowance (DLA) decision?

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit for people with disabilities.

How do I challenge a Disability Living Allowance (DLA) decision?

If you disagree with the decision made on your benefit claim you can ask for a written statement of reasons. If you still believe the decision is wrong, for example due to incorrect information being used, you can ask the DWP to looked at the decision again.  This is called a mandatory reconsideration.  If you don't agree with the mandatory reconsideration decision you can make an appeal to the Tribunal Service which is independent of the DWP.  See our Challenging Department for Work and Pensions Decisions guide for further information.

The time limits are strict, you will usually be given one month to dispute a decision, so it is important to seek advice and act quickly.

Further information on Challenges and complaints

Updated February 2018

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