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sally64
sally64 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
Hi, my son was on standard care DLA. He was advised by the hospital to apply for the mobility part of DLA as his condition had worsened. He asked DWP to look at his claim again and was told that it would be a PIP claim, he was not awarded either and his payment stopped in July 2017. He appealed and eventually went to a Tribunal on 24th January and was awarded enhanced mobility and standard care PIP. As DWP have not appealed the tribunal decision, will this mean that my son will get a backdated payment from July (he is unsure because he was originally on DLA and it will now be PIP). Thanks for any help.

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  • charlene
    charlene Community member Posts: 555 Pioneering
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    Hello Sally64, so pleased to hear your son's good news. I am new to this group  so someone with more knowledge than me will give you an answer.  All the best stay safe in this bitter weather. 
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sally, he will be paid arrears from the date four weeks after his final DLA payment.
  • smokeyjoey
    smokeyjoey Community member Posts: 46 Courageous
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    sorry to but in, has he not received any payments at all yet? I'm only asking as I'm waiting for my pip to start after tribunsl win, and 24th Jan to now is quite a while
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    It usually takes DWP 5-8 weeks to put an award into payment

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Disability Gamechanger
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    Well done sally64, that's a load off your mind, take care and welcome stay in touch with scope your inputs will be welcome.
  • sally64
    sally64 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
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    Thank you Matilda that's very helpful and thanks all for your comments. He hasn't heard anything since the Tribunal. We thought we would leave it around 6 weeks and see what happens. Will stay in touch and let you know the outcome.
  • sally64
    sally64 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
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    Just an update...my son was called last Thursday by DWP and asked for his bank details and was told a letter was on its way and that payment would be paid into his account today for his claim, which it was!
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good news, @sally64!
  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Disability Gamechanger
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    This proves the system works even if you have to take things further through a MR or Tribunal, so happy for you.
  • sally64
    sally64 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
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    Thank you...it has taken a long while, but as you said @wilko, the system does work! 
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