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PIP Back-Pay

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TartanTiger
TartanTiger Community member Posts: 8 Connected
Hello, I have been going through a PIP review.

Was awarded in 2019 - lowered to standard, was struggling due to family circumstances and wanted to appeal but was unable to.

Claim extended in 2021 due to covid - new end date 2023.

in 2022 I was sent aa AR1 review form - I completed it and sent it back.
I heard nothing until I had a medical assessment on the phone 10 Jan 23.
25 Jan awarded standard.  This time I went to MR and my appeal is now with Tribunal (no date yet) but DWP has responded.

The thing is, well, I don't know if I am not understanding their response correct.

They say they started a review after receiving a HP report 28 Feb 2022.  BUT I never had an assessment - I don't have any Consultant/hospital involvement.  I don't understand what this means.

TBH I think they have put this so they can avoid back pay. They keep repeating that they can superseded on the grounds of "receipt of medical evidence from a healthcare professional" With effect from 25 Jan 23.

In the past any award has always been back dated. Either on a decision or after a Tribunal.

I just don't know if it has changed. They even say if the Tribunal find a change of date they have to clearly give their reason.

I don't usually get upset about these things I've been going through this many time in my life but this time it has just hit me like a ton of bricks.

Can anyone shed any light on this. TIA

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Usually for a review that's started by DWP they don't normally backdate the difference to an earlier date. Usually the new award starts from the date the decision was made.

    However, because of the delays with review decisions they are backdating some awards to an earlier date if the new award is higher but this doesn't always happen.


    They say they started a review after receiving a HP report 28 Feb 2022.  BUT I never had an assessment - I don't have any Consultant/hospital involvement.  I don't understand what this means.


    I'm sorry but i have no idea what that could mean. I'd advise you to get some expert advice and take all your paper work with you if you can get some help. https://advicelocal.uk/welfare-benefits

    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.
  • TartanTiger
    TartanTiger Community member Posts: 8 Connected
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    Thank you. 
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