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Dla to pip

te1te1 Member Posts: 50 Connected
Hi I have been on DLA for quite a few years receiving the lower rate of care component. I rang dwp to report a change in my circumstances and  knew I would have to then apply for pip. I am aware that first time claims for pip that are successful will have their payments backdated to the date they applied. My question is would that apply to myself or will I only be awarded it from when the dwp decide to write to me or would it be from the date of my f2f assessment. 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    When transferring from DLA to PIP there's no backdated payments. If the PIP claim is successful then payments start approximately 3-4 weeks after your DLA ends. DLA continues for a further 4 weeks after the PIP decision is made so PIP payments start about 7-8 weeks after the decision is made.
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  • te1te1 Member Posts: 50 Connected
    Thank you I've got a while to wait then
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