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Will my husband get his backdated PIP?

hazelahazela Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited November 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
My husband has been awarded backdated Pips after appeal but the letter says they cannot compel DWP to pay
 Should we be worried? Will he get his award and his backdated PIP.

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,829

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community and it's great to meet you! I'm not an expert in the workings of backdated PIP payments but our members are very knowledgeable and helpful. Here are our PIP discussions which might cover this issue.

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi hazela and welcome
    When was your husbands appeal ?
    It is a good idea to ring DWP to make sure that they have received a copy. It usually takes DWP 6-8 weeks to put a claim into payment. The DWP do have the right to challege the desicion, as you do but only on an error in law 
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    This is a standard statement that only means that a tribunal does not have powers of enforcement.  However, DWP always pay what the tribunal has awarded including the arrears.  Unless DWP want to appeal the award - which is rare.
  • hazelahazela Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you for that. It's will be a huge relief to get some money. 2 years with only my part time income cos he's been refused everything we applied for. 
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