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Will they pay a lump sum?

paul360 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi everyone new to this group . I was on the higher rate of DLA for 20yrs . Then last year went onto the pip . Where it was stopped.  I appealed against it and was granted the standard mobility.  But are appealing to get my DLA back as they didn't take into account what my welfare officer said . Will they pay a lump some for my pip seeing that it's over a year now 


  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @paul360 and a warm welcome to the community! You will get the PIP backdated. However, you cannot be on DLA and PIP at the same time. I hope this helps :)


  • fab66
    fab66 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    PiP replaced DLA a lot of people have been caught out by being on DLA and not being aware of changes to each element. Take my advice and join a relevant site which advises in plain English what information they now need. Plus the next move being people who get benefit and are post retirement, looks like they will only get one to ones if they report changes to their health. So in laymen’s terms is you get your current PIP at a good rate it costs them more than they want to pay out because we know what we should get therefore we Appeal. Whereas if it’s a 10 year review a lot of the older generation look at it like “well I might not be here in another 10 years I’ll see what I’m like then” and let any worsening of health go  so they don’t go through the hassle.
    ill let you know I had my first PIP and surprisingly got a better outcome, however my review is next April. Do I go for worsening health? My osteoarthritis has gotten worse in my mobility and pain. It would be easier if it comes through with a light review, but I know I’ll need more help soon so I would have to say I need significantly more assistance. But at what price! Don’t know what I’ll do yet!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,497 Disability Gamechanger

    Unfortunately you won't be able to go back onto DLA because it no longer exists and PIP has replaced that. If the Tribunal rule in your favour and you're successfully awarded PIP then you'll be backdated any money owed.


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