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My girlfriend applied for PIP 3 moths ago. Has back pay stopped because of COVID-19?

liamdavies083liamdavies083 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
My girlfriend applied for pip 3 month ago and she had her assessment and they said said it will be 8 weeks till she will find out how much she will get but will she get back pay or has is been stop cause of the covid 19 that's going on 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,145 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    HI and welcome,

    If it's a first time PIP claim and she isn't transferring from DLA and she's successfully awarded then yes it's backdated to the date she first rang to start her claim.

    If she's transferring from DLA then there's no backdated money.

    If she lives in the UK then once the report has been returned to DWP she can ring them to request a copy of the report, this will give her some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report. She'll still need to wait for the decision to made though. Once it has if she's not happy then she'll have 1 month from that date to request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR).

    There' no timescales for any decision, the 8 weeks she was told is nothing more than a guide. It can take anywhere between 2-8 weeks, sometimes longer.
    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: 6,099 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome fingers crossed for your girlfriend and hope the advice abice has helped 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @liamdavies083, it's great to have you here! 

    Just to let you know, I've moved your post into the PIP category

    I hope that the advice posted above has answered your question. Please do let us know if there's anything else we can help with :) 
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,243 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @liamdavies083 - welcome to the community. I see your query has been answered, & hope your girlfriend's PIP claim goes well. :)
  • liamdavies083liamdavies083 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    She got to wait 8 weeks for her letter but we got to cause it's her first time that and cause of the covid 19 that they have stop the back dated and she been told that she won't get backed dated 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,145 Disability Gamechanger
    She got to wait 8 weeks for her letter but we got to cause it's her first time that and cause of the covid 19 that they have stop the back dated and she been told that she won't get backed dated 

    They haven't stopped backdating any money because of Covid19. Who ever told you that is not correct. There's no timescales for any decision.
    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.
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