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PIP question

matthewwilliams1173matthewwilliams1173 Member Posts: 20 Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Does anyone no when they pay your new pip award from is it date of assessment or date they make the final decision? 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If it's a review it's from date of decision. If it's change of circumstances it's from when your reported the changes. 
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  • axwy62axwy62 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    And if it's a new claim, it's usually from the date you claimed, but it can be backdated for a short period in very limited circumstances.
  • matthewwilliams1173matthewwilliams1173 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    On my original claim I had 9 points for care and 10 for mobility my case has rapidly got worse and after speaking to citizens advice I’m unsure what to expect at an appeal assessment 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Looking at your other post with this question it wasn't an appeal assessment but a review assessment. Ring DWP on Monday and ask for a copy of the assessment report, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the report. Good luck.
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,570 Disability Gamechanger
    axwy62 said:
    And if it's a new claim, it's usually from the date you claimed, but it can be backdated for a short period in very limited circumstances.
    Would you like to explain this as there’s no backdating on disability benefits at all and never has been.
  • axwy62axwy62 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    axwy62 said:
    And if it's a new claim, it's usually from the date you claimed, but it can be backdated for a short period in very limited circumstances.
    Would you like to explain this as there’s no backdating on disability benefits at all and never has been.
    Apologies, PIP claims cannot be backdated - I was getting confused with other benefits.
  • matthewwilliams1173matthewwilliams1173 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    axwy62 said:
    axwy62 said:
    And if it's a new claim, it's usually from the date you claimed, but it can be backdated for a short period in very limited circumstances.
    Would you like to explain this as there’s no backdating on disability benefits at all and never has been.
    Apologies, PIP claims cannot be backdated - I was getting confused with other benefits.
    What if they refuse you pip and then it goes to tribunal and you win the case?
  • axwy62axwy62 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    axwy62 said:
    axwy62 said:
    And if it's a new claim, it's usually from the date you claimed, but it can be backdated for a short period in very limited circumstances.
    Would you like to explain this as there’s no backdating on disability benefits at all and never has been.
    Apologies, PIP claims cannot be backdated - I was getting confused with other benefits.
    What if they refuse you pip and then it goes to tribunal and you win the case?
    It will be paid from the date you originally claimed - lots of people getting quite a chunk of money in that situation.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,570 Disability Gamechanger
    axwy62 said:
    axwy62 said:
    And if it's a new claim, it's usually from the date you claimed, but it can be backdated for a short period in very limited circumstances.
    Would you like to explain this as there’s no backdating on disability benefits at all and never has been.
    Apologies, PIP claims cannot be backdated - I was getting confused with other benefits.
    What if they refuse you pip and then it goes to tribunal and you win the case?
    That isn’t backdating. That’s just arrears back to the date of claim. Backdating has a specific legal meaning and relates to payments made before the date of claim.
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