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PIP payment before decision letter. Do both components get paid together with back dated payments?

Julie_Wynn
Julie_Wynn Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited October 13 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, I’m hoping someone can advise me please. My husband applied for PIP at the end of March, he had his assessment a couple of weeks ago and today he received a payment in the bank but no letter yet from DWP, I do understand that the letter will (hopefully) follow soon but we are really puzzled by the amount. Do both components of PIP get paid together with back dated payments or is there a possibility that the payment is for just one component and the other will be paid in a day or so?

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 2,997 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 12
    Both components will be paid together. The regular payment and any arrears due will be paid separately. For an arrears payment the amount may not be for a whole number of weeks which makes it hard to infer the award from the amount.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,753 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    PIP is one payment made every 4 weeks. The backdated money will all be paid together as one payment. When you receive the decision letter it will tell you when to expect the first 4 weekly payment. 
    If you’re not happy with the decision and think a higher award is possible you can request the Mandatory Reconsideration.
  • Julie_Wynn
    Julie_Wynn Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you for the replies. Is the back dated payment dated from when you first called up to request PIP or when they received the completed application form? 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 2,997 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 12
    Thank you for the replies. Is the back dated payment dated from when you first called up to request PIP or when they received the completed application form? 
    When you rang to start the claim.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,753 Disability Gamechanger
    Do you know what’s been awarded exactly? It is difficult to work out the exact amount because it will depend what the exact cut off date is for the money that’s owed.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 2,997 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 12
    Do you know what’s been awarded exactly? 
    As I understand it OP is trying to work that out based on the amount of money received.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Julie_Wynn
    Julie_Wynn Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Do you know what’s been awarded exactly? It is difficult to work out the exact amount because it will depend what the exact cut off date is for the money that’s owed.
    It doesn’t make any sense really, I’ve tried to work it out but it just doesn’t add up. The amount was £1678.78 and we called on 30 March
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 2,997 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 12
    Do you know what’s been awarded exactly? It is difficult to work out the exact amount because it will depend what the exact cut off date is for the money that’s owed.
    It doesn’t make any sense really, I’ve tried to work it out but it just doesn’t add up. The amount was £1678.78 and we called on 30 March
    As I said, because it may not cover a whole number of weeks it’s very hard to tell. As poppy says we also don’t know the cut off date.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Julie_Wynn
    Julie_Wynn Member Posts: 8 Listener
    thank you Calcotti and Poppy, I guess we just have to be a bit more patient and wait for the letter. Thank you for your speedy replies though 
  • Snow92
    Snow92 Member Posts: 47 Courageous
    based on the amount you mentioned I've calculated that you have standard daily living only from 30th march thats £60 a week for 28 weeks £1,680 so seems most likely 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,753 Disability Gamechanger
    Snow92 said:
    based on the amount you mentioned I've calculated that you have standard daily living only from 30th march thats £60 a week for 28 weeks £1,680 so seems most likely 
    Can’t disagree with that. 
  • Julie_Wynn
    Julie_Wynn Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Snow92 said:
    based on the amount you mentioned I've calculated that you have standard daily living only from 30th march thats £60 a week for 28 weeks £1,680 so seems most likely 
    Thank you. 
  • Julie_Wynn
    Julie_Wynn Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Snow92 said:
    based on the amount you mentioned I've calculated that you have standard daily living only from 30th march thats £60 a week for 28 weeks £1,680 so seems most likely 
    Thank you. 
    That really is quite disappointing, as it looks like they have just awarded the standard daily living component and no mobility component then. I guess we will have to appeal. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,753 Disability Gamechanger
    Why do you think he should have been awarded the mobility part? Just so that you're aware, the first stage to appeal is the Mandatory Reconsideration. (MR) Some expert advice will be helpful at this stage to see if a mobility award is possible because it it isn't there's no point going any further. Start here. https://advicelocal.uk/

  • Julie_Wynn
    Julie_Wynn Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Why do you think he should have been awarded the mobility part? Just so that you're aware, the first stage to appeal is the Mandatory Reconsideration. (MR) Some expert advice will be helpful at this stage to see if a mobility award is possible because it it isn't there's no point going any further. Start here. https://advicelocal.uk/

    His mobility is severely affected due to his complex health conditions, when we completed the form his answers indicated he should qualify for the enhanced rate for mobility as well as the enhanced rate for daily living. 
    Thank you for the link I will look into challenging the decision once we have the letter from DWP detailing the claim decision
  • DuffersMum
    DuffersMum Member Posts: 139 Pioneering
    edited October 13
    I’ve just had a large payment paid into my account..I did a change of circumstance review but never received as much as a phone call.  Seems it’s been done as a paper review..will wait and see what the letter says when it eventually arrives 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 5,996

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    I just wanted to welcome you to the community too @Julie_Wynn :) It looks as though your question has been answered, which is great. Please do let us know if you have any further questions, especially if you end up submitting an MR. 
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  • Julie_Wynn
    Julie_Wynn Member Posts: 8 Listener
    I just wanted to welcome you to the community too @Julie_Wynn :) It looks as though your question has been answered, which is great. Please do let us know if you have any further questions, especially if you end up submitting an MR. 
    Thank you Tori

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