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Hi, my name is DippyDi! Received my monthly payment last week but not the back payment is this usual

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DippyDi
DippyDi Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited January 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Iv just been awarded enhanced both for mobility and carer previously I was on standard for both.. I filled in my review back in September. But received a phone call from pip 2 weeks ago .I'm presuming it must of been from DM as he told me after a few questions. He was going to increase my award .and it would be for 10yrs .I am recently retired 66 1 month ago ..I received my monthly payment last week .but not the back payment is this usual..  thankyou for any advice 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    If it was a review started by DWP they don't usually backdate the award. This only usually happens if you reported a change of circumstances.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • DippyDi
    DippyDi Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi I did notify them a change in my circumstances after I returned the review form..I received a letter today that confirmed my new payments..it also stated I would receive another letter telling me about my back payments award  just not received anything in bank or mail..maybe rescent bank Holidays and postal strikes have delayed communication 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    Had you given that information to start with it would have been easier to advise you to ring PIP. Although usually unless you report a change of circumstances which prompts PIP to send you more forms then there's not usually money owed. In this instance it was a review where you reported changes.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • DippyDi
    DippyDi Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thankyou..I did try to ring but I was waiting over 45 mins I gave up . Il try again in a few days.. thanks for advice 
  • DippyDi
    DippyDi Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Update ..I received my back money they owed me came 2 weeks after they awarded my enhanced pip for both ..glad the new year can start on a positive note ..and no more reviews well at least for 10yrs .hopefully my stress and anxiety will reduce now its all over 🙂
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's fantastic @DippyDi I'm so pleased to hear, thanks for sharing your update with everyone :)

    I hope the stress and anxiety can reduce for you too, do you have anything nice and relaxing planned soon?
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