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PIP backpay (and ESA)

Jurph
Jurph Member Posts: 362 Pioneering
Hi!

I won my PIP tribunal in August and received a large sum in backpay. More money than I've ever seen! It was 18 months worth.

I understand that this sum doesn't effect my Income Related ESA for 1 year. It that from when it went in the bank or from the tribunal date?

Also, I gave half of it to my Mum as payment for debt. (We agreed she'd get half of the backpay, whatever it was and call it quits, I actually gave her more than I owed). Do the DWP look at this as deprivation of capital seeing as I gave some away? 

I'm scared to buy any luxuries in case they think I'm wasting it.

Thanks!

PS. I'm really happy this is my biggest problem  :D

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