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Pip tribunal award and backpayment

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n_jones7
n_jones7 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited March 23 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi,

I was awarded the higher rate of mobility just over 3 weeks ago at a tribunal and only today received the letter explaining future payments and a backdated pay (pending a check to see if I owe DWP any debt)

Roughly how long from this letter will I receive the backpayment? Also is it standard procedure for the letter to say they're checking if I owe them money?

This is the first correspondence I've had from them no calls or texts.

Thanks 
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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,240 Scope online community team
    edited March 23
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    Hi @n_jones7, welcome to the community. Great to hear you got the higher rate mobility and a back payment. I'll put your post into our PIP section where our lovely members can find it more easily and share their experiences. Just wanted to pop in to say hello and welcome first :)
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  • n_jones7
    n_jones7 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi Rosie,

    Thank you I'm a new member and didn't know there are sun sections to post in. 

    Thanks again 
  • n_jones7
    n_jones7 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's no timescales how long it will take debt management to check if you owe any money. No, it's not really standard procedure. 
    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.
  • n_jones7
    n_jones7 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi Poppy,

    Ok thanks I don't think I owe them any money as nothing is being deducted from my UC/ESA, also I had a different backpayment in 2022 which was unaffected,

    Is 3/4 weeks from the tribunal normal time for them to contact me, and how long do people on average receive their backpayment after the tribunal?

    Thanks again
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    Usually it’s up to 8 weeks. You’ve received the decision letter from PIP but they have sent the money they owe you to debt management so now you need to wait for them to respond. This will delay paying what is owed to 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.

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