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karen57
karen57 Community member Posts: 29 Connected
Hi I have heard back from the dwp pip review and they have awarded me the higher mobility and daily living rates which I’m so relieved about. Can you please tell me if it will be backdated? I applied in may and reported a change in my health then thanks.

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    Hi @karen57, I am glad you've received a higher award. However, I'm sorry to say reviews are not backdated to the time of reporting/start of review. They are dated the day of the decision.

    In the other way, if a review finds someone on a lower entitlement/no entitlement they are not forced to pay it all back from the start of the review. 
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  • karen57
    karen57 Community member Posts: 29 Connected
    ok thanks for letting me know

  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    karen57 said:
    Hi I have heard back from the dwp pip review and they have awarded me the higher mobility and daily living rates which I’m so relieved about. Can you please tell me if it will be backdated? I applied in may and reported a change in my health then thanks.
    If this was a 'change of circumstances' rather than PIP sending you a form out randomly (a review), then you will be backdated to the date you phoned to report. This is standard.

    In normal times PIP don't backdate a review and the new award is payable from the date they made the decision. However, due to backlogs at present Decision Makers are applying discretion and are backdating to the date you received a review form. This isn't guaranteed though and may or may not happen for you.

    If there's any confusion, check your new decision letter for more information or if you haven't received this yet, phone the PIP helpline if you can't wait until it comes in the post.
  • karen57
    karen57 Community member Posts: 29 Connected
    Hi yes I did phone the pip line on the 16th may to report new changes with my health and they sent out a form for me to fill in and send back. 
    Hopefully I may get something back but if it doesn’t happen I’m still happy that I received a decent decision from them. 
    Thanks for the reply
    karen
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    karen57 said:
    Hi yes I did phone the pip line on the 16th may to report new changes with my health and they sent out a form for me to fill in and send back. 
    Hopefully I may get something back but if it doesn’t happen I’m still happy that I received a decent decision from them. 
    Thanks for the reply
    karen
    No worries, in the case of you phoning then you are owed money from the 16th May which should be with you early next week. Enjoy spending (or saving) :)
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    Ah, sorry, I misinterpreted your post. If your change in circumstances causes a review then yes, it should be backdated. Sorry for my mistake!
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  • karen57
    karen57 Community member Posts: 29 Connected
    Thanks hope so ! I was a carer support worker for 33 years and loved my job ( worked in supported Living houses for 23 years mental health and learning disabilities) before that in nursing homes. I was dismissed because of my  poor mobility and felt very depressed and sad and it took a lot of getting used to as I had always worked and besides I love my tenants who I had been with for 15 years so it was a bad time for me hopefully I can put that terrible 12 months behind me and go forward 

    thanks best wishes to all x
    karen
  • karen57
    karen57 Community member Posts: 29 Connected
    that’s ok that’s ok Jimm no worries
  • karen57
    karen57 Community member Posts: 29 Connected
    Hi all, can someone clarify for me about my recent pip awards I received 525.00 in my bank then the next day I received a confirmation letter saying they had awarded me both standard daily living and higher mobility component, they were from the 30th June  to the 30 August and will be paid again on the  20th september. Also the letter said that they may owe me money and will get a letter to tell me more about it. I rang dwp on 16th may 23 and reported a change in my health do the dwp owe me money or was the 525 I received in September it.? 
    Thanks 
    Karen
    no letter as yet from dwp.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,230 Disability Gamechanger
    As you reported changes and your new award is higher they will owe you the difference between your old award and new award from the date you rang to report the changes. You may want to ring them to ask about about the money they owe 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.
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