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Award notice

jules13jules13 Member Posts: 63 Connected
hi all, if you are awarded PIP and it’s for only a year do they date it from you applied, or a year from when they made your decision, I’m panicking over nothing prob, I actually called to make claim
in April, but literally had my face to face assessment on Monday, and I was told it would take 6-8 weeks for a decision, which is fine, but would they date the year from April or say sept/October when I get the award notice if I’m entitled to it? I just know unless a miracle I won’t be better by April next year so do I need to reapply this side of Xmas cause it’s taken a while to get to here, it would of nearly of taken 5/6months

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    It goes from when the decision is made but if it's a new claim and you're not transferring from DLA then you'll be backdated to the date you applied.

    If you're successful PIP is reviewed 1 year before the award is due to end, therefore the shortest awards are for 2 years, with review at 1 year. Those awarded by a Tribunal though are often given end dates and these are different. But for now, this doesn't apply to you.

    Decisions can be anything from 2-8 weeks but really there's no timescales. Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • jules13jules13 Member Posts: 63 Connected
    Hi,
    It goes from when the decision is made but if it's a new claim and you're not transferring from DLA then you'll be backdated to the date you applied.

    If you're successful PIP is reviewed 1 year before the award is due to end, therefore the shortest awards are for 2 years, with review at 1 year. Those awarded by a Tribunal though are often given end dates and these are different. But for now, this doesn't apply to you.

    Decisions can be anything from 2-8 weeks but really there's no timescales. Good luck.
    Thank you xxxx that’s helped xx
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    Awards for a year are normally time set. In other words they may contact you a few weeks before it expires asking if you want to make a new claim. However be aware that you may hear nothing and your payments will just stop. Make sure that you ask for a new claim form a month or so before the end date.
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