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Backdated PIP

mmarkwmmarkw Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi, looking for correct answer ( if possible ) I was on lower rate PIP until 27th of June when I had a leg amputation. I rang to claim higher rate on 2nd of July and today I finally got it sorted. I am now on higher rate but my claim has only been backdated to 27th of September and only the mobility element and not the living allowance part?? Does this make sense?


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi mmarkw and welcome

    There is a three month qualification period for any condition or change of condition  as in your case. So payment will only come into force 3 months following your claim which is correct at 27th september.

    If you have been awarded enhanced both then both should be paid from 27th september

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mmarkw, and welcome! I hope the above information from CR helps: if you have any other queries, just let us know. You may also be interested in these PIP FAQs
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    Just to confirm CR's answer is correct, as CR usually is!

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