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zerocat24
zerocat24 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 7 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone 

I have received a text this morning saying I have been awarded PIP (hooray) - I phoned the helpline number to find out how much I would get (as advised by a thread I saw online) but I am confused - is the amount stated (£691) my first payment plus back pay? I applied on December 28th, so it's just shy of ten weeks. So by my (not very good) Maths, I am just on the low rate of daily living component? (Which would be wrong anyway as I am physically disabled, but wouldn't suprise me with all the horror stories I've heard)

Does anyone have any experience of this? I know I can just wait for the letter but I'm really impatient ha ha. 

Many thanks 

Zerocat
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,680 Disability Gamechanger
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    £691 is exactly 4 weeks of enhanced for both components.

    PIP is paid 4-weekly so I would wager you have been put on that rate, and that this is your first 4 week payment.

    So, good news hopefully!
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @zerocat24 - & welcome to the community. This sounds like really good news, as £691 is the amount you'll receive every 4 weeks for the enhanced rate for both the daily living & mobility component as you can see here: https://www.gov.uk/pip/how-much-youll-get   so this is your 1st payment. The amount due from when you first rang to claim PIP will be paid separately.

  • zerocat24
    zerocat24 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    66Mustang said:
    £691 is exactly 4 weeks of enhanced for both components.

    PIP is paid 4-weekly so I would wager you have been put on that rate, and that this is your first 4 week payment.

    So, good news hopefully!
    Heck... I didn't even consider that, but you're right, it does add up doesn't it. I won't count my chickens just yet. As I say, I've heard way way way to many horror stories. I was stunned I was even awarded it to be honest, I was fully expecting a battle. 

    But that does fill me with a quiet hope! 
  • zerocat24
    zerocat24 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    chiarieds said:
    Hi @zerocat24 - & welcome to the community. This sounds like really good news, as £691 is the amount you'll receive every 4 weeks for the enhanced rate for both the daily living & mobility component as you can see here: https://www.gov.uk/pip/how-much-youll-get   so this is your 1st payment. The amount due from when you first rang to claim PIP will be paid separately.

    Blimey. Yeah, I knew the amounts that could be due but just assumed that £691 was including any back pay. Gosh. 

    If this is the case, I'll consider myself very very very lucky!!!! Still can't quite believe it given how much trouble I've seen so many other people having.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,269 Scope online community team
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    Welcome to the community @zerocat24! Hope this means what we think it means :) keeping everything crossed for you!
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  • wkd
    wkd Community member Posts: 90 Courageous
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    zerocat24 said:
    Hi everyone 

    I have received a text this morning saying I have been awarded PIP (hooray) - I phoned the helpline number to find out how much I would get (as advised by a thread I saw online) but I am confused - is the amount stated (£691) my first payment plus back pay? I applied on December 28th, so it's just shy of ten weeks. So by my (not very good) Maths, I am just on the low rate of daily living component? (Which would be wrong anyway as I am physically disabled, but wouldn't suprise me with all the horror stories I've heard)

    Does anyone have any experience of this? I know I can just wait for the letter but I'm really impatient ha ha. 

    Many thanks 

    Zerocat
    PIP back pay is normally paid separately, so it looks like you may have Enhanced rates on both which is indeed 691 and due to go up in April. 
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 7,310 Disability Gamechanger
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    @zerocat24
    Oh that’s great news I’m so pleased for you. I hope you treat yourself to something nice with your backpay when it arrives.

    ❤️
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,658 Disability Gamechanger
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    wkd said:
    zerocat24 said:
    Hi everyone 

    I have received a text this morning saying I have been awarded PIP (hooray) - I phoned the helpline number to find out how much I would get (as advised by a thread I saw online) but I am confused - is the amount stated (£691) my first payment plus back pay? I applied on December 28th, so it's just shy of ten weeks. So by my (not very good) Maths, I am just on the low rate of daily living component? (Which would be wrong anyway as I am physically disabled, but wouldn't suprise me with all the horror stories I've heard)

    Does anyone have any experience of this? I know I can just wait for the letter but I'm really impatient ha ha. 

    Many thanks 

    Zerocat
    PIP back pay is normally paid separately, so it looks like you may have Enhanced rates on both which is indeed 691 and due to go up in April. 
    the increase will be around £45 per 4 weeks, back pay will be paid separately 
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  • wkd
    wkd Community member Posts: 90 Courageous
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    woodbine said:
    wkd said:
    zerocat24 said:
    Hi everyone 

    I have received a text this morning saying I have been awarded PIP (hooray) - I phoned the helpline number to find out how much I would get (as advised by a thread I saw online) but I am confused - is the amount stated (£691) my first payment plus back pay? I applied on December 28th, so it's just shy of ten weeks. So by my (not very good) Maths, I am just on the low rate of daily living component? (Which would be wrong anyway as I am physically disabled, but wouldn't suprise me with all the horror stories I've heard)

    Does anyone have any experience of this? I know I can just wait for the letter but I'm really impatient ha ha. 

    Many thanks 

    Zerocat
    PIP back pay is normally paid separately, so it looks like you may have Enhanced rates on both which is indeed 691 and due to go up in April. 
    the increase will be around £45 per 4 weeks, back pay will be paid separately 
    That's good news. However, did you notice how the government didn't mention COL or disabilities or anything good/bad in their budget yesterday? A government that has thrown in the towel after causing mayhem and destruction in th

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