How long should I wait for a decision from DLA?

Question by Della F: How long should I wait for a decision from DLA?
I applied for DLA 4-5 weeks ago and received a letter from them the following week saying they were looking at my claim. The next day they informed me they were asking my physiotherapist for a report. That was sent to them 2-3 weeks ago. I am still waiting and feel like tearing my hair out lol. I keep checking my welcome mat in case the postman is on a very late round. I am worried sick in case I am refused as I am struggling to afford travel expenses and such to 2-3 hospital appointments every week. I also heard from somewhere that if I haven’t been refused by now then it’s usually good news. Is this generally the case?

Thank you!

Best answer:

Answer by Wendy
It can take up to 12 weeks but once they say you have it it’s backdated to the day you put in the claim.

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