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Faith2008
Faith2008 Member Posts: 17 Listener
Hi I was hoping to find out a little more if possible. 
I was on the lowest rate of DWP but as I lost my mobility during lockdown I applied for PIP in May 21. I received my award letter today which states they will start the award in January. I was wondering do they not start the award when you apply as it takes so very long? 
My DWP will stop in December and my higher rate of PIP will start in January. 
If you have any advice for me I would appreciate that. 
Thank you! 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,804 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2021
    For a DLA to PIP transfer the DLA award will end and the PIP award will start about 4 weeks after the decision on the award is made That will be in December. PIP is then paid 4 weeks in arrears, which will be in early January.

    Although your first PIP payment is in January the PIP award will have started 4 weeks before the payment date.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,651 Disability Gamechanger
    Faith2008 said:
    Hi I was hoping to find out a little more if possible. 
    I was on the lowest rate of DWP but as I lost my mobility during lockdown I applied for PIP in May 21. I received my award letter today which states they will start the award in January. I was wondering do they not start the award when you apply as it takes so very long? 
    My DWP will stop in December and my higher rate of PIP will start in January. 
    If you have any advice for me I would appreciate that. 
    Thank you! 

    Just incase some people get confused, there's no such thing as a benefit called DWP. In this case you mean DLA, i'm sure.
    As calcotti has advised, there's no backdated money when transfering accross, even if the PIP award is higher.

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