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New Claim

Chelsea2928Chelsea2928 Member Posts: 6 Listener
hi I’m new here I’m just wondering how long/ quick have people received there back pay for new claim pip I had a telephone assessment 17th July and I know some people receive there back pay before they receive there decision letter

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  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    Hi got decision letter over for weeks ago and still waiting 
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    Sorry should have said four ... 4
  • ceilidh1990ceilidh1990 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    When I put my new claim in last year, I received my back pay exactly 4 weeks after my assessment. This time around for my change of circumstances, I received my back pay 15 days after DWP received my assessment report. In complete shock over the quick turn around time.
    Good luck! 
  • Chelsea2928Chelsea2928 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Ok thank you I’m new to all this so thank you 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2020
    Lulu_1949 said:
    Hi got decision letter over for weeks ago and still waiting 

    Hi,

    Wasn't this from a Tribunal win? This will be different to an assessment.
    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.
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @poppy123456
    yes it was after a tribunal, was just trying to help Poppy,
    not going to offer my views anymore! 
  • Chelsea2928Chelsea2928 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I’ve also seen on previous discussions that people request there assessment report can you still do this 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Lulu_1949 said:
    @poppy123456
    yes it was after a tribunal, was just trying to help Poppy,
    not going to offer my views anymore! 

    Really? what on earth have i done wrong now?
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,305 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community, Yes you can request your assessment report approx 7 days after your assessment.

    It does happen that people get the money before the letter. Your letter wll detail when payment will be made for both back pay and award.

    A decision can take a while after assessment they say up to 8 weeks after the assessment so I wouildnt panic yet
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,941 Scope community team
    edited July 2020
    Please don't feel discouraged from replying or offering your views @Lulu_1949, I believe Poppy was just explaining that the wait times for backpayments and first assessments are different so the original poster wouldn't think it would be normal to be kept waiting as long as you have been, it wasn't a criticism or saying you had done anything wrong. 

    It's always useful to hear other people's experiences and it would be a shame for you to stop sharing yours. Fingers crossed yours is sorted soon.

    On another note welcome to the community @Chelsea2928! :smile: Have you been able to have a look at the assessment report? 
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  • Chelsea2928Chelsea2928 Member Posts: 6 Listener
     Hi Adrian I haven’t requested one as of yet but I will be ringing them in the morning 
  • Chelsea2928Chelsea2928 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi just like to update you all I have received my back pay from pip and I’ve been awarded enhanced rate thank you all for your advice and hope everyone stays safe x
  • laurapeachlaurapeach Member Posts: 79 Courageous
    Ahh that's fantastic, well done! 
    Mum of one, I have M.E/CFS, POTS, Central Sensitization Syndrome and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
  • gillian72gillian72 Member Posts: 284 Pioneering
    @Chelsea2928 🤑🤑hiya Chelsea nice one well done I bet ur buzzing make sure you take ur mask on your shopping spree 😷😷
  • Chelsea2928Chelsea2928 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you and I will lol x
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,305 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news and thanks for sharing 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,334 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    Really? what on earth have i done wrong now?
    It does feel like that doesn’t it @poppy123456. Relentless. I know @atlas47 has suggested several times that this sort of thing is a consequence of C-19 but really it’s just poor.

    Nobody is suggesting people can’t offer views. This is the new refrain from certain posters. In reality it stems from someone having it pointed out that presenting an opinion as opinion is fine. Presenting an opinion is fact is not. As someone famously said. “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion.”

    Highlight of my weekend was challenging the liking of a post which was an indirect attack on me only to be told the person who liked it did so because they agreed with the content. So, to be clear, you agree with (and are therefore encouraging) an indirect personal attack which breaches the conditions of the forum and the only action taken is closure of the thread! 

    We need to talk about these things publicly so people understand very clearly that supporting personal attacks through liking posts or reporting posts as spam when they’re nothing of the sort are acts of hate and cowardice. We need to understand that when someone such as yourself explains why an opinion - for example as to how long arrears might take to be paid - might be misleading, and have a clear explanation as to why, then that is nothing to take passive aggressive offence over and shouldn’t require an explanation from Adrian.  

    Apologies for the temporary hijack. Glad you’re sorted @Chelsea2928 but enhanced rate of which component? 
  • river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
    I had my assessment on Thursday last week and then on the Friday got a text to say they have recieved my report so the day later, then today I have rang up requesting my report witch is being sent out today 2nd class so I'm hoping maybe wednesnesday I might receive my report and maybe that will indicate if I'm eligible for pip. What do I need to look out for in the report what will give me some indication?
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,334 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s very clear. They put a radio button black dot next to the descriptor they are recommending. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Compare those dots against the PIP descriptors online to see if there's any points recommended, they won't be added because it's a recommendation.
    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.
  • river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
    Great thank you
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