Hi we have just had our first review, howerver we was unaware that the DLA my wife recieves should be fully refunded as an allowance. got hold of the DWP and got this reply to an Email, I quote,.
Is DLA suposed to be included as an income for IVA?
Gerneraly speaking it should be up to the client to decide whether they want to use some or all of this income towards debt repayments.
A standard stratagy is to include it in your budget as an income so you are being open and honest. Then deduct the whole amount out again under something like 'DLA costs' so they are 'allowed' to take it into account but you can refuse....... un quote.
however our IP dose not accept this and is writing to the DWP themselves.
Hope this is of help to someone....