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Does the payment and backpayment come together? (PIP)

Paradigm
Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
The backpay arrived 12 weeks and two days from my phone call. 

I've been trying to guess at my award - except its dependent on whether the 4 week sum and backpay come together or separately.

I am extremely impressed and relieved considering 7 weeks of that was before they recieved the form.

If I had known it would be so easy, I wouldn't have dailled after my DLA was unexpectedly cut off.

Comments

  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,449 Disability Gamechanger
    It should be all explained in your notification letter of your award , read it carefully as they say what payments amounts and what they are for and when your regular payments start.
  • Paradigm
    Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
    wilko said:
    It should be all explained in your notification letter of your award , read it carefully as they say what payments amounts and what they are for and when your regular payments start.
    Hi Wilko, 

    The letter hasn't arrived yet so I was trying to guestimate out of curiousity.

    I guess it should be with me soon enough.

    Thank you for your reply.
  • Paradigm
    Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
    It seems I spoke too soon. The letters were dropped on my doormat today.

    I got enhanced care. The money was only backpay.

    I got a 5 year award, but the nurse advised only 2.

    I had trouble getting an important letter showing my cognitive impairments and so was docked loads of points, only scoring a maximum of two points on 6 activities.

    Nor did I get a mobility award as it came down to overwhelming psychological distress. I don't think it is worth going to MR though.

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