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PIP Payments after Tribunal

Kieran20Kieran20 Member Posts: 2 Listener
After over 2 years of back and forth, I went to my local tribunal yesterday and was award in my favour. Additionally, on the a day of the hearing (a matter of hours before the hearing), welfare rights spoke to the DWP and they agreed to award the decission in my favour, rather than the judge having to decide per say. 

Unfortunately, as luck would have it a major payment I received from another benefit has just finished without prior notice (worth £700/mo). 

Therefore, I’m relying on my PIP money to be paid by the end of the month. Does anyone know how long the first payment / back date will take after the decision? As far as I’m aware they aren’t entitled to the 28 day period to appeal to the upper tribunal, as it was the DWP who put forward the decision, so I made hoping it’ll be quicker.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,232 Disability Gamechanger
    @Kieran20 Hello and welcome to the community, congratulations on your tribunal win. I am a community champion here.  Unfortunately it can take a while after your tribunal for payment to be put in place. There are no specific timescales but I would be surprised if you received a payment by the end of the month. Backpay can take longer. You should get your award letter which will state payments due. I'm  not an expert in this area only my own experience, I am sure @poppy123456 will be able to give you more advice 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Thanks @janer1967 for the tag.

    It can take 8 weeks to pay backdated money and to put your award into payment but it could be sooner because you were given the award by DWP it could be sooner but as with everything there's no timescales.

    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.
  • SpidGhostSpidGhost Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Got a letter last Monday from DWP asking for account details so hopefully mine shouldn't be too long
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Kieran20! I hope you don't have to wait much longer, please do let us know how you get on. :)

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