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DLA PIP increase, Can I apply to be compensated?

Anthony7081Anthony7081 Member Posts: 8 Listener

Hi all,

I was recently moved over from DLA to PIP, and after much dread, was awarded the enhanced rate, which is great.

I have had DLA since I was a baby, but always though I was wrongly assed, and should have been on higher rate DLV. (was getting High care, low mobility)

I was always scared to change this when I got older, as my sister (has the exact same disabilities as myself) was only receiving lower care and lower mobility.

Now I’ve been moved over to PIP and assed fairly, I was wondering if I would be entitled to ask for the difference between what they paid me, and the higher rate DLA going back for x years as I have obviously been receiving the wrong payment,

My conditions are genetic, and have never changed since birth.

Thanks for any help provided.


  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,897 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Anthony7081 & welcome to this forum. Please just ask if you have any questions you would like answering. If it's about benefits you feel you should receive there's a very knowledgeable person here.

    If you might say what problems you, or a family member is facing, then you might receive answers, but whatever your circumstances, please know that the members of this group will do their very best in offering their support.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Great news on your PIP award, it's always nice to hear positive stories. However, i'm afraid you definitely won't be able to claim back any extra money because that's not how it works.

    When you were claiming DLA before PIP started, if you thought you were entitled to a higher award then changes should have been reported so you could have been re-assessed. These weren't reported so you stayed on that same award.

    When PIP started, if you thought you were entitled to more you should have reported those changes and then you would have been assessed for PIP. If you had been awarded a higher amount then you would have started payments after your DLA had ended.

    As no changes were reported, the same rules apply to you i'm afraid, your PIP payments start once your DLA has ended.
    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.
  • Anthony7081Anthony7081 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi thanks for your reply.

    I thought as much but I now have peace of mind.

    Thanks very much
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,664 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Anthony7081! I'm glad other members were able to help. Please do have a look around and let us know how you get on. :)
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