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PIP first payment help

djr1994 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hello everyone,

I applied for PIP in December (around 7th) and received a telephone assessment on 5th May. I haven’t received an award letter yet but was paid £575.40 today by PIP.
I was thinking I was going to get standard rate daily living and enhanced mobility due to a shattered leg.

Anyway can anyone work out of this is my monthly payment or backdated money as it doesn’t equate to any combination of rates and seems little for backdated money till December. 

Thanks again


  • djr1994
    djr1994 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Seems too little to be backdated money*
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,270 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @djr1994 - You could ring the PIP enquiry line to find out. Tel: 0800 121 4433. You can also ask for a copy of the assessor's report, as your assessment was a week ago, which will give a likely indication as to what you have been awarded, as the DWP Decision Maker usually goes with this. You still have to wait for your decision letter tho. The above is open from 8am, which might be a good time to ring. :)
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    Even if you’d been awarded enhanced rate of both components your first 4 weekly payment would not total that amount. Therefore, that is most likely a shall amount of arrears. However, your decision letter will explain all.
  • djr1994
    djr1994 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks for the replies. Turns out I was only awarded low mobility. This is the backdated payment for that. Asking for a copy of the report today as I can’t cook any meals, require 2 crutches to move around and can’t walk more than 20 meters. The telephone assessor seemed nice and understanding but all of this seems to have gone way over her head? 
    Thanks again
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Hopefully the assessor's report will help you understand the award. Are you planning to appeal the decision @djr1994?
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