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whistles
whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
 :)  I think I might sign up for an evening class maths for beginners.

Ok. I didn't fully understand my award letter last time, @CockneyRebel very kindly worked it out for me.  o:) 
What would people do without this fantastic site!

The amount in the letter which confused me initially was because they will owe me two weeks and it gets me correct with their issue dates. 
This is 28 March-18 April. That's all ok. We haven't got there yet. 

However my award is from the 28 March. My last payment before the award actually starts has been dropped to the new award. Don't DLA owe me the old award if it's all in arrears? 
My ESA has given me a full months pay at the old amount, because the award only started last Wednesday. Two payments were before the start date. 
How come I am getting pip before the award actually started? 
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Comments

  • Jurph
    Jurph Member Posts: 361 Pioneering
    Isn't pip backdated to the date of the claim rather than the award date?
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2018
    No in my case its from the date of the award.
    However the reduced payment was issued before that award start date. It  means I have lost one months DLA despite everything being a month in arrears. 

    If they are wrong I will ask them to correct. 
    If I am- that really sucks! Why isn't that challenged anywhere? 

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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Jurph said:
    Isn't pip backdated to the date of the claim rather than the award date?
    Only in the case of a new claim. When it is a change from DLA to PIP, the DLA should be paid for four weeks following the decision as DLA is paid four weeks in arrears ( In some cases DLA is paid 1 week in advance and three weeks in arrears ) then PIP will commence on the following day

    CR
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  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    The payment they gave me a month after the decision date is the dropped amount. So computer error me thinks?
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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    This is one of the alleged quirks/rip offs of the new regs. 
  • sue66
    sue66 Member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    whistles said:
    No in my case its from the date of the award.
    However the reduced payment was issued before that award start date. It  means I have lost one months DLA despite everything being a month in arrears. 

    If they are wrong I will ask them to correct. 
    If I am- that really sucks! Why isn't that challenged anywhere? 

    Same thing happened to hubby with change over from DLA to PIP, lost a months worth.   Wasn't till  he saw his bank statement  he actually realised. Should have said something but he never bothered. But to some losing  a month could jeopardise paying a bill or rent, or mortgage
    .   
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    Sadly it is a matter of timing but it is correct. 
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    Sadly it is a matter of timing but it is correct. 
    I figured it might be. Naughty of them.
    ESA did carry on which I am thankful they did.

    Thanks.

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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    Outrageous I’d say. Add in the UC delays and it’s not hard to see why people fall further into debt and homelessness. 
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    The next payment is only for two weeks to get me right with their monthly payment date. 
    They won't pay me fully until May. 

    Definately screwed me over!
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.

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