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Unusual and unexpected minor PIP payment

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ESABenefitsUK123
ESABenefitsUK123 Community member Posts: 71 Courageous
Every 4 weeks, I get my PIP payment of £272.40.  I just noticed that 5 days after my last payment, I got another PIP payment (dated 25th March) for £3.84.  Does anyone have any rough idea why I would receive this second unexpected minor payment?  Thanks a lot.

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,209 Scope online community team
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    HI @ESABenefitsUK123 that seems a very odd amount to receive?  Might it be they calculated things wrong and that was a top up due to rate increases in April? 
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  • noman
    noman Community member Posts: 562 Pioneering
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    PIP Payments don't increase till the 8th April.
  • ESABenefitsUK123
    ESABenefitsUK123 Community member Posts: 71 Courageous
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    I've had a thought.  It could well be wrong, but here's the mathematics that came to mind -

    PIP mobility standard rate (before April) is £26.90
    £3.84 goes "in to" £26.90 almost precisely:
    3.84 / 26.90 = 7.01  (As in, 7 days a week!)

    Could it be that I have been awarded standard mobility, and that for some odd reason, I have been given an initial payment which equals one day?!

    2.5 weeks ago, I had a mini telephone assessment (12 minutes long), and was asked some health questions regarding my completed AR1 form.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    Possibly but we can only guess what it’s for and you would need to contact them to ask.
    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.
  • ESABenefitsUK123
    ESABenefitsUK123 Community member Posts: 71 Courageous
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    Update to original post.  I found out that it's one day's worth of backdated mobility payment.

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