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Will the enhanced rate be backdated?

Cheryl19700Cheryl19700 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi everyone my son has been on low rate dla for a while but has now been awarded pip enhanced rate on both daily and mobility.will he get any money back dated


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Cheryl19700
    Welcome to the community! I am unsure therefore I can't advise you. However another member of the community will know and will be in contact with you soon. Please let us know if we can do anything else to help you :)
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  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering

    Hi @Cheryl19700,

    Was the enhanced rate PIP awarded following an appeal or following the PIP face-to-face assessment?

  • blitzy123blitzy123 Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    @Cheryl19700 if u was asked to move from dla to pip  then no you will get the  enhanced rate back dated when going throu the change the new rates wil come in to affect  on  his awarded date i just gone throu the change with my son x 
  • Cheryl19700Cheryl19700 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    It was because my son turned 16 and it wasn't an appeal
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Then there won't be any backdated money. PIP payments start from the date of the decision when transferring from DLA.
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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    It's as Poppy says. If PIP is worth more than DLA there is no backdating, I'm afraid. Entitlement to PIP simply starts the day DLA ends, which is usually four weeks after the DLA pay day which follows the PIP decision.

    I know this can seem unfair. It sounds like you might have been able to get more DLA if you'd looked into it, but your son couldn't have claimed PIP any early than 16 anyway.

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