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PIP Tribunal win and Tax credits?

pllfan88 Member Posts: 19 Listener
Hi everyone sorry it's late, not expecting a reply til a more convenient hour :) 

I am my son's appointee, we won at a tribunal 20th November and should be receiving a back pay from 11 October 2017. 

When my son's pip was originally awarded 0 points it meant the child tax credits reduced as they took away the disability premium we was receiving. 

I was wondering if Tax credits back date also? I tried calling them Friday but it was busy and I gave up after 40 minutes. 

Thank you in advance x


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,476 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news. Yes, they will be backdated to the start of the PIP award but backdated payments for tax credits can take 8-12 weeks. That's how long it took them to back date my tax credits payments when my daughter first claimed PIP last year.
  • pllfan88
    pllfan88 Member Posts: 19 Listener
    @poppy123456 thank you for your reply! I was not expecting one at this hour ?. 

    That is great thank you. When I notified tax credits last October about the PIP saga, they some how managed to say they had over paid us by £ 1000 and reduced my child tax to 56.00 per 4 weeks for 2 children! So I am pleased by this news. We have struggled greatly for over a year. Fingers crossed for a better 2019.

    Than you once again. 
  • justg72
    justg72 Member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    Hi pllfan88                                  congratulations in winning your son's PIP back. I was owed tax credits and it took only 2 weeks to receive it into my account so fingers crossed you may receive it sooner than later. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,476 Disability Gamechanger
    You will need to wait for the letter from DWP before contacting HMRC about the Tribunal decision, no point contacting them before this.
  • pllfan88
    pllfan88 Member Posts: 19 Listener
    Yes thank you both, I will wait before contacting HMRC after all we've waited long enough, another few weeks won't hurt.


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