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Receiving backpay

oakridgeoakridge Member Posts: 9 Listener
Hope you're all good.
Going by my phone records, I called pip and requested an application 5/11/19. I had my assessment 25/2/20 and received a text stating they had received my report 27/2/20. 
Going by the report I've managed to score 8 points for daily living, so it looks like I'm getting standard if the decision maker agrees. 
After mooching through here it seems I should be backdated to the November date, however after speaking to someone that's recently been through it all, they've started that they didn't receive back pay to the point of first contact. Just wondering which it is, or is it a case of depends where you live or some other crazy reason. Only reason I ask is I've worked it out to be a backpayment of xxx which, will greatly help in me gaining some mobility in the form of a second hand car.
Thanks for bearing with me and your help.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    If it's a first time PIP claim and you're not transferring from DLA then it's backdated to the date you first rang to start your claim. Does matter where in the country you are, the rules are still the same, providing you had the condition for at least 3 months when you rang to start your claim.
    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.
  • oakridgeoakridge Member Posts: 9 Listener
     Cheers for that. Yes it's a new first claim. So person I was talking to may have been transfering.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. Quite possibly, yes.
    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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