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PIP Underpayments Eligible?

Mark81 Community member Posts: 8 Connected
Good afternoon everyone❤️

I recently had my PIP review & I am pleased to say I was awarded the same rates as before until sometime after 2025 so immensely relived as my mental health & circumstances aren’t great at the moment. Anyone going through the review for mental health you have my sympathy but also have some encouraging news. I received my review paperwork in Nov 2022 & returned in Jan 2023 due to the postal strikes, I had regular texts to say we still have your claim don’t worry so I was paid as normal into my bank account. Around a month ago I received an extension of 1yr but then a week after I received notification I had been awarded the same points from now until sometime after 2025 it says on the award so relief because I was worried sick. I sent lots of evidence along with how my life & mental health effects me on a daily basis & I received a paper based review so for anyone going through it please know the DWP with enough evidence will make the right decision. 

I have been getting advice from various people including looking at peoples posts on here so thank you to all who share their experiences. I saw today on the news about backpay regarding PIP & saying people should contact them if they think they might be eligible. 

I understand that people on PIP might be due back pay after the ruling regarding mental health & mobility component of PIP? I received a PIP award running from Aug 2015 until March 2020 & was awarded enhanced for daily living but nothing for mobility, I have been receiving since 2020 mobility but in those years the decision maker said as the law states I am not entitled to that part so had only the daily living. I looked at my review decision letter which I still have so that’s why I’m asking if I am one of the effected. 

My question to anyone who may know please is am I right in asking the DWP to look at my claim for those years? I don’t want to seem greedy or ungrateful after receiving my recent award so not sure if I should ask them? If I was “owed” the money I would tell them to donate it to my local food bank anyway as my grandmother always used to say what you never had you never missed😀

I know people are massively struggling so I don’t want to seem like I’m grabbing so not sure what to do. If someone reading this could take a few minutes to reply I would be so grateful. 




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