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Awarded PIP

emcchristine Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited December 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi :smile: new here! But desperately wanted to join due to how friendly and genuine you all seem!  <3

I’ve got some high anxieties around my PIP back pay due to reading various forums and articles on google, this was the only thread that gave me a sense of ease over the past few days. I called PIP up on Monday due to waiting since April with no decision made yet, I then received a phone call on Tuesday and was told they’d sent a letter out which I will receive within 7-10 days, Wednesday at 8am I received the text that told me I had been awarded. After reading many online forums/articles, my worry is I won’t receive back pay. Are PIP still giving back pays? If so, how long does that take if they do? I’ve read here it takes 3-5 working days, but my anxiety is telling me I won’t receive it and since I’m not doing well financially, it’s causing chaos. My head has been like a tornado since my phone assessment and all of the waiting, and since Monday, I have barely slept due my worries and anxieties. I’m hoping someone can reassure me.

Thank you :smile:


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,363 Disability Gamechanger
    If this was a first time claim and you weren't transferring from DLA and you had the difficulties for at least 3 months when you first claimed then you will be owed money from the date you rang to start your claim.

    Yes, it takes 3-5 working days to go into your bank. You can ring PIP to ask what you've been awarded and when to expect money owed 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.
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,270 Disability Gamechanger
    Congratulations on being awarded @emcchristine! And welcome to the community :) 

    I hope you make lots of friends here! <3 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • Kittynanny
    Kittynanny Community member Posts: 1 Listener
    I've applied twice for pip, my first application was totally knocked back even though my depression resulted in me not going out of my house or open my door or answer my door or open my mail or even answering my phone EVEN TO MY DAUGHTER, so my partner did EVERYTHING shopping, cleaning, cooking, laundry even my GP has his phone number so he rings him and he puts my repeat prescription in and picks it up from the chemist, so it took a lot to fill  form then have my assessment via zoom, so I was knocked back so I just left it, but in march I applied again stating my bad depression but now I've got hypothyroidism, hypertension, Barret's and vitamin D deficiency and severe anemia which I have to have blood transfusions, in January my legs became painful to the point I couldn't walk without help but screaming in pain which developedto where I couldn't lift my feet I could only shuffle, my balance went and I used to fall into tables walls and because I can't lift my feet and my legs were stiff when I tripped on the rug or even stepping over a cable I would trip and start to fall which was terrifying and 5 times I nearly fell onto my glass table and TV table, then it started in my arms and hands I couldn't grip anything or open a bottle of lemonade, my lower legs and feet were grossly swollen and the skin dry and cracking and peeling plus I couldn't dress myself or wash myself or walk up stairs to go to bed or use the toilet so a friend gave me a brand new commode as they work for NHS, I was given morphine and Gabapentin plus on waiting list for physio and to see endocrinologist, so I had all my letters medication list photographs of my bruised body, I thought this time I would definitely get it because I was severely ill unable to walk and in pain, I got a shock as I was knocked back again,so I sent the mandatory consideration appealing which I got a letter saying they will not change their minds because I didn't have any new evidence,so I read the letter and I proceeded to the tribunal, I uploaded more photos and my hospital letters again and I wrote at length about each of their decisions,  I lost points on 1 part because I had an online bank, and my memory is poor due to medication and under active thyroid so I have to write everything down because my short term memory is terrible and I used to have an amazing memory,so another of their decisions for no points was because I told the assessor what my illnesses and conditions are and all my medications and hospital dates etc, but the reason I told them all the information was because I had it all written down in a big pad, plus I wrote that professor Stephen Hawking had a brilliant mind but he needed all round care, so I was stunned when I got a txt message stating DWP are willing to change their decision but I need to either agree with their offer or carry on to the tribunal! I took their offer because I was just so happy I won, now DWP state to appeal and go to tribunal you need more evidence than what was on the application, but that is not true,you don't need extra evidence the original evidence is usually enough plus the DWP do not want you to go to the court tribunal because the applicant will probably win AND be awarded the higher living rate and mobility, so please keep this in mind, appeal and stay the course all the way to the tribunal because DWP will either reverse their decision in your favour or the tribunal will vote in your favour, you don't need mountains of new evidence and the DWP are scandalous because sometimes they don't turn up at the tribunal hearing or reply to their letters, imagine if we did that! The DWP think people will believe what they say as in your points after assessment, they are truly cruel saying NO to 90% and keeping fingers crossed nobody will move forward with the appeal SO DEFINITELY GO ALL THE WAY. THANK YOU. 


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