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memo899
memo899 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hello. Just hoping for some clarification.
 I was receiving standard DC and standard mobility and had a review 2019 and they decided to take my mobility because I'd attended the appointment on my own, I hadn't my support worker drive me and sat in the interview. I didn't ask for an appeal as I was having a lot of changes to circumstances and wasn't sure if all my other money would be cut/stopped so left it as I didn't want them to take the rest. 
  Fast forward and I submitted my renewal letter September 2022, had my phone call appointment 15th of August, had my support worker, missed a call on the 31st they rang me back on the 1st and asked me if I can accept any arrears payments. I reluctantly agreed because i was assuming they was meaning I could owe them (I get confused due to ASD) , then they wanted me to confirm the time frames they assumed my conditions had worsened, ie with new aids been given by rheumatologist etc. I got a text to say a Decision had been made on the 2nd. Was hopeful. I'm due payment tomorrow so my bank shows what's due to go on and it is the same rate I usually get, no more no less. 
   So I'm wondering if anyone would know if the decision is likely that it stays the same or could there be a change and it's just not come into effect as it's only been 2 days since a decision. I ask because I've never been asked to accept arrears and when I spoke to a group of support workers about the surprise call they all said that sounds really really good, as in it looks like I will be getting my mobility back without actually saying it. So my hopes where up a little bit because even the pip lady made it sound like it was good news. Sorry for the long winded post just thought I'd put more information on incase it was relevant 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    If the decision was only made 2 days ago then this would have been after payment was sent for tomorrow’s payment. 

    Any money owed will be paid separately to your usual 4 weekly payment. Your next 4 weekly payment will be for the new award. (Assuming the new award is higher) 
    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.
  • memo899
    memo899 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thank you. I know it's silly but when everyone gets your hopes up, I was trying so hard to not let them but when it's everyone it's impossible not to feel slightly hopeful, it's abit of a let down, especially when they took my mobility rate due to a lie. But then the stress and the anxiety gets the best of me. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    You’re welcome. You can also ring PIP to ask them what the decision is and they will tell you. 
    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.
  • memo899
    memo899 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thank you. I wasn't sure if they would as the message they sent told me not too and I ended up been on the phone an hour when I initially missed the last call and he wouldn't tell me anything other than it was something to do with payments.thank you so much for your help. 
  • memo899
    memo899 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Incase anyone is going through the same I just wanted to update, I woke up and my bank has a payment for just over £5,300 pending so it seems I have been awarded the higher rate for both components. My time line is 
    Review sent September 2022
    Phone Assessment August 15th 2023
    Phone call to ask to accept arrears August 31st (missed) they rang back 1st September 
    Decision text September 4th
    Back payment September 7th 
    Decision letter still to arrive. 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Championing
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    Thank you for sharing with us @memo899

    Congratulations on your award :) I'm glad you've finally got through it! 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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