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Success - backdated payments?

Richarj2Richarj2 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Finally received a letter from DWP stating they will not be appealing the tribunal decision. What next and do I get my disability working tax credits backdated?

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    That is great news! 
    Scope
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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2017
    @Richarj2

    Congratulations!

    I suggest that you re-post in Ask a benefits advisor category.
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    I have moved it for you, you dont need to repost :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hello Richarj2

    It is great to hear that your appeal was successful and HMRC will not be taking any further action.  Yes, if you are owed any money HMRC should calculate the arrears that you are owed and credit these to your bank.  It can take 4-6 weeks for arrears to e issued though. 

    Maria Solomon
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
  • DasiydoDasiydo Member Posts: 94 Courageous
    Good news
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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Richarj2,

    Yes - to confirm, if the appeal decision means you were entitled to WTC on the basis of being a disabled worker going back to the date of the original decision, you should get backdated WTC. Assuming you've continued to work the same hours, your ongoing payments of WTC should be reinstated, too.

    As Maria says, it can take a while for this to happen, but after a few weeks it may be worth ringing the Tax Credit Helpline to check that they know you are receiving your disability benefit again, and that you got arrears of that benefit going back to the date of the original decision.

    Will
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Richarj2.

    Well done that is Great news I'm so pleased for you !!!!!

    Yes keep on there toes & if there is anything that we can help you with please let us know !!!!
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