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Pip yearly increase, who hasn't had it?

whistles
whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
I was due money which is for three weeks two days. They had it in the letter how much this would be, but on the 9th April the benefits increased.
My award hasnt included the yearly increase despite arriving in the 19th.
My next payment will four weeks from then- they have pinched a week.


Feeling pretty screwed over-
DLA month in arrears was the new lower pip 
First pip was only for three weeks two days, lost a week as next date is another four weeks away.
Yearly increase not been added.

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Comments

  • AlexandriaUK
    AlexandriaUK Member Posts: 40 Courageous
    Hi didn't know it had gone up, will check and see
  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,222 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m confused with my awards, taking money off me and increases, Iv just put the letters  away, what will be will be.

    hopefully they are paying me correctly 
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    Because I lost over £100 a week, any increase is valuable.
    But I understand what you mean. My award was three months ago!
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  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,222 Disability Gamechanger
    God, I just lost the message I wrote  :/

    maybe @CockneyRebel can help.

    thats a lot of money per week to lose 

  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm ok with it because I don't fit the new criteria.
    But the messing about with taking a week and not giving me the increase from the 9h they told me about bothers me.
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  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP went up a bit.  The increase should show in the May payment as the increase lags behind as PIP is paid four weeks in arrears.
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    So they have pinched a week by doing that. 
    If you have been on DLA three weeks behind, you lose a week. 
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  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    I think PIP is paid 4 weeks in arrears but maybe it is also paid three weeks in arrears like DLA.  I'm not sure.
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't know how it works. I just know I am losing one weeks money because it's four weeks until the next one.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,525 Disability Gamechanger
    whistles said:
    I was due money which is for three weeks two days. They had it in the letter how much this would be, but on the 9th April the benefits increased.
    My award hasnt included the yearly increase despite arriving in the 19th.
    My next payment will four weeks from then- they have pinched a week.


    Feeling pretty screwed over-
    DLA month in arrears was the new lower pip 
    First pip was only for three weeks two days, lost a week as next date is another four weeks away.
    Yearly increase not been added.

    PIP is paid 4 weeks in arrears. What DLA award did you have and when was your last payment for this? what PIP award do you have and when was your first payment for this. I'll gladly help you if you answer those questions. Lots of people are totally confused when transfering from DLA to PIP money.
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    DLA I thought was three weeks behind one week advance.
    On March 26 I received my last DLA payment for three weeks. £77.65 less than my award had been.
    March 28-19 April pip pay three weeks as well. My guess is to move the week and day in line with the pip system. Next payment is 17 May. 
    Both sides are probably correct but my statements show a lose of money.
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  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    I know that when I first transferred from DLA to PIP the first few PIP payments were in dribs and drabs for maybe two months until DWP started paying me the right amount on the right day of the week every four weeks.
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    They assume that people can manage like this with bills going out etc. 

    Was your DLA arrears payment cut. It's "supposed" to run smoothly.

    I think I get that I won't get the yearly increase until next month because I assumed my first payment was back in March with that cut.

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  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,449 Disability Gamechanger
    To get the correct information regarding how much and how often with reference to your own surcastances phone DWP,who,I am sure will enlighten you. There is a lot of I think this or that which doesn't help those who want to know.

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