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Pip payment

spinglesspingles Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi there i made a new claim for pip i have never been on dla before.i wasnt awarded many points so wasnt awarded it.i got refused it when i asked for a reconsideration so sent off a letter for the decision to go to a tribuneral.i recieved a phone call from dwp saying there is not point of having appeal as the lady i spoke to awarded me higher rate of both components.can someone be kind enough to tell me will i recieve a back payment from the day i made my claim and how long will i have to wait.many thanks.

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  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @spingles, and welcome to the community!

    Hopefully our community members will be able to help you with this, as many of them have been through the back payment process themselves. Just to clarify, has it now been confirmed that you're going to receive the higher rate of both components without having to appeal?
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,415 Disability Gamechanger
    If, as it sounds, your mandatory reconsideration was successful then you are usually paid from your date of claim unless there remains some dispute about when you satisfied the backwards test i.e. having care/mobility needs for at least 3 months before you claim.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,415 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry, should have added that that's not backdating. It's just arrears back to the date of claim. Backdating is when you are paid money from before your date of claim i.e. they move the date of claim to an earlier date.
  • spinglesspingles Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi and thanks for the replys.pippa scope yes i sent my letter off and supporting documents for a appeal after being decline when i asked for a MR then 3 weeks later being last friday i recieved a phone call from dwp saying there was no need for a appeal and she has now cancelled appeal and awarded me higher rates on both components which was great news.its been a long hard process its been going on since june 6th last year.ive never recieved dla before so as it was a new pip claim wasnt sure if i should be paid from the 6th june.
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