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How do I claim backdated payments?

Kel98Kel98 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have jyst won a dla a claim from August 2018.i have lost payments monthly payment. Which is a 300 payment.and then when dla. Went into pip I got chucked off pip.as never had enough points at the interview with a doctor.i actual come under the bracket of no disabled points no  mobility points but. got  most back.i can't pay bills and serve debt.as the payments was took last year.how do I now claim the money that was owed from August 2018.will I even get back dated payments.?

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  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    edited January 2019
    Hi @kel98

    How are you doing today?

    Congratulations on winning your DLA claim and sorry to hear what you went through concerning PIP. Our members will be able to advise you better soon, who may have been through this as well. 

    You may find the Citizen Advice website useful.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Do you mean you went to Tribunal and won the PIP? DLA doesn't exist for you now because you were invited to apply for PIP. What ever you were awarded at the Tribunal will be backdated to the date of the original PIP decision. You won't be back dated any money from your previous DLA award, even if the new PIP award is less than what you were claiming with DLA.

    After winning a Tribunal it can take 8 weeks to receive any backdated money.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    May i ask what you were awarded at the Tribunal?
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • hunnibuk2hunnibuk2 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    I was previously on lower rate DLA for both components..
    I had to put in a PiP claim in December 2013.. 
    It took 9 months for my claim to be dealt with, this was due to a backlog of 250,000 claims...
    I was awarded higher rate mobility & higher rate daily living.. 
    I suffered a severe financial detriment due to the amount of time it took to deal with my claim... 
    I was never awarded any backdate due to my DLA claim being carried on..The DWP even extended my DLA claim despite the fact it was due to run out in March 2014...
    Due to my ASD & other pyschological issues, I wasn't well enough to challenge the DWP... Does anyone think I could make a claim for the difference in benefits that I lost out on? It was not my fault the DWP had a huge backlog... My physical health had deteriorated too..I was having to pay for help at home & taxis everywhere etc etc etc.. 
    If my claim had been dealt with sooner, I would have been able to manage to pay for more help..
    Jackie x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2019
    hunnibuk2 said:
    I was previously on lower rate DLA for both components..
    I had to put in a PiP claim in December 2013.. 
    It took 9 months for my claim to be dealt with, this was due to a backlog of 250,000 claims...
    I was awarded higher rate mobility & higher rate daily living.. 
    I suffered a severe financial detriment due to the amount of time it took to deal with my claim... 
    I was never awarded any backdate due to my DLA claim being carried on..The DWP even extended my DLA claim despite the fact it was due to run out in March 2014...
    Due to my ASD & other pyschological issues, I wasn't well enough to challenge the DWP... Does anyone think I could make a claim for the difference in benefits that I lost out on? It was not my fault the DWP had a huge backlog... My physical health had deteriorated too..I was having to pay for help at home & taxis everywhere etc etc etc.. 
    If my claim had been dealt with sooner, I would have been able to manage to pay for more help..
    Jackie x
    When transferring from DLA to PIP, no one is backdated any money even if the PIP award is higher than the DLA award, i'm afraid.

    It would be exactly the same if a person was claiming a higher DLA award and the PIP award was lower, DWP wouldn't expect you to pay them back the extra DLA payments you received while waiting for the PIP decision. I'm sorry but it doesn't work like that.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community, @hunnibuk2. I'm so sorry to hear about your situation, that must have been so frustrating. Just to clarify, are you still entitled to any benefits as of now?
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