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PIP awarded, no text , was asked a series of questions over the phone .

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Chammy52
Chammy52 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi guys , hope you are good . I was awarded pip backdated on Monday the 19th 2024. I phone yesterday 26th , to ask when I would get my first payment. I got the letter saying I was awarded, but no phone call or text . So I asked them about the payment, went through security, they then asked me a series of questions, have I been to jail , left the country, confirmed bank details and asked if I wanted it all in one lump sum. It’s 3 years backdate . They told me it could take up to 6 weeks to get first payment . Is this normal? 
Thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,295 Disability Gamechanger
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    As you were asked questions about hospital and prison was this a decision made by a Tribunal? 3 years to wait is a very long time. If it was by a Tribunal then up to 8 weeks is the timescale. As they've already asked you those questions then hopefully it won't take too much longer. 
    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.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,658 Disability Gamechanger
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    You waited 3 years for a decision can I ask why?
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

  • Chammy52
    Chammy52 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Oh ok thanks for your help guys , it was a tribunal so that’s why it took so long, sorry I for to mention that . 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,295 Disability Gamechanger
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    I thought it may have been a Tribunal but 3 years is an awful long time to wait! 
    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_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Oh my gosh that is a long time to wait! I'm so sorry that you had to go through that.
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