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Error on my previous pip means they owe me 2yrs backdated. Will i also get working tax backdated?

BearspiritBearspirit Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi all.I am currently in the process of having my pip taken to the tribunal, and during this process, pip relooked at my pip in case it didn't need to go to a tribunal. During this stage, they found an error on my account. I was supposed to have been awarded enhanced daily and standard mobility, but was awarded standard-standard which meant the owed me a backdated amount from 6th fFeb2016 = 31st August 2018. Obviously, this was a nice surprise when I received this letter but also shows just how bad dwp are at processing claims. I've had error after error...

My first question is; Would bringing this error to light at the tribunal be of benefit to my hearing which shows their incompetence?

Secondly; I currently get working tax credit for home self-employment work. I get the normal disability premium. Now that it's come to light i should have been on enhanced daily, and in turn, be on the severely disable element on working tax, will I get that backdated for the time period above? and would it be automatic or do i need to write into them? Much appreciated

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,358 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello to say the DWP are incompetent is unfair considering the number of claims that are dealt with daily,weekly and monthly some mistakes do happen from time to time. I expect your back pay will be reinstated as for the other SDE benefits I would contact DWP to be sure that this will happen since they didn’t implement your benefits award first time around.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Interesting that the DWP will pay the money due. This now confirms my thoughts that if the DWP made a mistake in making an award of say Enhanced Care but the points awarded only added up to 10 the amount overpaid will have to be repaid to the DWP. Yes, I know of a person that for the past 2 years has been receiving an award of that nature!
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