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PIP and overnight stay in hospital

notanelephantnotanelephant Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello everyone.

I recently received a tribunal decision in my favour but had no info on what was going to happen next. I called up PIP and the person on the phone informed me that payment services will need to ask me a few questions before they can send a payment out.

One of the questions they asked was if I had spent any time in hospital before or after my claim had stopped. I informed them that I had to spent one night in hospital after my PIP had stopped. I'm wondering if I should've said this and would like to ask you: Will this affect my claim, the decision at the tribunal or whether or not I'll have my claim backdated at all?

Thanks for reading.


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  • Peasmold_01Peasmold_01 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    One day is nothing to worry about, more than 7 and the DWP will try and reduce the amount of backpay they owe you. In between lodging my appeal and the actual day of hearing, I had the first epileptic fit ever in my 70 years of inhabiting this planet. I was in hospital for 2 days, much to the chagrin of the doctors, they eventually agreed to discharge me  I won my appeal  with the help of brilliant free legal support. 5 days later exactly the same question from a gnome in the bowls of DWP mansions. Not a problem, discounted. Asked why, not longer than 7 days. Good luck  
  • Peasmold_01Peasmold_01 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    Apologies, that should read BOWELS of DWP mansion. That's predictive text for you, similar to the DWP  always thinks it's right. 
  • atlas46atlas46 Community champion Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi

    The DWP only stops care component of PIP after 28 days in hospital.

    You have nothing to worry about.

    Enjoy your evening.
  • atlas46atlas46 Community champion Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi

    The DWP only stops care component of PIP after 28 days in hospital.

    You have nothing to worry about.

    Enjoy your evening.
  • atlas46atlas46 Community champion Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi

    The DWP only stops care component of PIP after 28 days in hospital.

    You have nothing to worry about.

    Enjoy your evening.
  • atlas46atlas46 Community champion Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi

    Appology for repeat postings, had a local power cut.

    I am sending myself to naughty steps!
  • notanelephantnotanelephant Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hey everyone. Thanks for replying.

    Very reassuring to know, thanks! Was worried for a bit there.

    Take care!
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