DLA Mandatory Reconsideration Letter Tool

Welcome to our DLA Mandatory Reconsideration Letter Tool. If you complete the form below, the tool will generate a detailed letter to support your claim. We hope this will make it easier for you to ask the DWP to look again at their decision about your child’s claim for Disability Living Allowance.

You have to ask the DWP to look at their decision again (called a ‘mandatory reconsideration’) before you can appeal. If the DWP don’t change their decision, you can appeal - see How to win a DLA appeal for advice.

Time limits

You should ask for a mandatory reconsideration within 1 calendar month of the date on the decision letter. If this time limit has passed, you can usually still ask for a reconsideration as long as you are within 13 months. Use this tool and give reasons for the delay in the relevant box.

How To Use This Tool

Using this tool takes some people a little while. If you get called away, you can save your progress and come back to it later. In order to do this you need to have an Advicenow account - you can create an account now, or while using the tool.

If you save your letter to your account, we will have to store your personal details. We will keep them secure and will never pass them on to anyone. You can read more in our Privacy notice.

You can also use the tool without logging in. If you do this, you will not be able to stop half way through using the tool and come back to it, and we will not store your letter or any details about you. The letter can still be downloaded and/or emailed to your address.

To start creating your letter, please complete the form below. If something is not relevant for the child you are completing this for, just move on to the next question. The words already in the box will appear in your letter - you just need to finish the sentence.

Please ensure you include your correct email address so that you can be sent a copy of the letter you created.

What we will do with the information

We will use the information to create a Mandatory Reconsideration request letter for you to send to the DWP. The letter can be downloaded and emailed to your address. If you are logged in to an Advicenow account, a copy of the letter will also be stored there. All the information you supply is in total confidence. We will keep your details secure and will never pass them on to anyone else. You can read more in our Privacy notice.

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If the address on your letter is not the one below please type it in the box.

What rate do you think the child should have received? If you have not received advice, see How DLA works.The rules for DLA are very strict and entitlement to DLA is based upon very specific things.


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