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Pip backdated

ben22ben22 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi all. New here so please go easy. I'm undergoing treatment for a grade 3 brain cancer and am getting pip. I've seen that a few people have had their pip backdated all the way to diagnosis even if the claim was put in a while afterward. Has anyone had that happen? Any advice much appreciated. 


  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,200 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2019
    @ben22, PIP is not about a diagnosis, disability or medical conditions, it about your abilities to preform the daily living activities known as the PIP descriptors. And preforming these in a safe and timely manner and repeatedly for 50% of your daily life. Receiving back dated PIP award payment is a new one to me.
  • cristobalcristobal Member Posts: 966 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2019
    @ben22 - I've never heard about that either but I'll monitor this post just in case I'm due 10 years back payments!

  • ben22ben22 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I had someone from Macmillan nurses say they had a friend who's aa was backdated to diagnosis and I've seen somewhere online but nothing solid. I didnt get an answer from pip so I'll chase them up. 
  • benahanbenahan Member Posts: 2 Listener
    95% sure that PIP is only ever backdated to the point of claim: assuming that these cases are situational and have been deemed appropriate under special circumstances I.e. terminal illness, severity of illness at the time of claim, diagnosis changes
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    You definitely can’t have a benefit backdated before you claimed it, I have no idea where you heard this from but it’s not correct. If this was the case then DWP would be owing people thousands. 

    Its only possible for a claim to be backdated from the date you started your claim, providing you aren’t transferring from DLA.
    Community champion and 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.
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