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How long after assessment do you get notified and backpay?

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missybpink
missybpink Community member Posts: 28 Connected
edited May 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi can people let me know how long after their assessment did you get notified and paid backpay please 
I have my Telephone assessment tomorrow morning, I have an existing pip award I have asked them to re look at my claim as my disability has gotten worse.

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,099 Disability Gamechanger
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    hi @missybpink and welcome to scope, within 7 days the report should have been sent from the assessor to the DWP and you can request a copy of the report which will give you and idea of the award they recommend, it will then take the DWP DM (decision maker) around 8 weeks to decide they usually go with the report (but not always).
    As it's due to a change of circumstances the new award will come into affect once the decision is made and no back pay will be due

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    woodbine said: As it's due to a change of circumstances the new award will come into affect once the decision is made and no back pay will be due
    If the reassessment has been done as a result of the claimant notifying a change then any increase to the award should be backdated to when the change was reported.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • missybpink
    missybpink Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Yes it's as a result in me requesting it but was due to have my award looked at anyway, claim form sent out on 12th Feb and was told it would be backdated.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,099 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    woodbine said: As it's due to a change of circumstances the new award will come into affect once the decision is made and no back pay will be due
    If the reassessment has been done as a result of the claimant notifying a change then any increase to the award should be backdated to when the change was reported.
    perfectly correct of course, my brains a bit fried this week !

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    woodbine said:
    calcotti said:
    woodbine said: As it's due to a change of circumstances the new award will come into affect once the decision is made and no back pay will be due
    If the reassessment has been done as a result of the claimant notifying a change then any increase to the award should be backdated to when the change was reported.
    perfectly correct of course, my brains a bit fried this week !
    We all have times like that.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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