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Pip: how long has everyone waited for a decision or backdated payment?

nikimarie
nikimarie Member Posts: 17 Listener
edited January 4 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi guys! Hope everyone is well!
I applied for pip back at the end of July after I was awarded lcwra with uc.. I had an assessment and my report was received on the 21/12.. total understanding of every one being different but has anyone had any similar situation and how long has everyone waited for a decision or backdated payment?  My report gives me points of 11 daily and 10 mobility. 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,746 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 4
    Can be as long as 3 months.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Ronny331
    Ronny331 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi
    I can confirm that the PIP application process was a terrible experience for me and many others who go through it.
    I applied initially and then again via a so say continuation and the second time although I had clear evidence of a declining health condition they awarded me less then the first instance.
    Along with support from my Dad I've become daily slick at understanding how best to get the truthfull and fair outcome deserved though the 2nd application required a drawn out process over 18 months, and frequent communications between high level dwp compalint managers, my local MP, (this helped hugely) and finally the provision of very supportive letters from my doctor and my specialist who actually used the words 'unfortunate to have a worsening condition that has now left him permanently disabled' this tipped the balance for me and in the end I got an extended award period.
    This process is painful but with the right support and advice it can be navigated......slowly!
    Good luck 👍
  • rayrar80
    rayrar80 Member Posts: 58 Connected
    Hi i made my application on 9th aug, had my assesment on 3rd of dec, they recieved my report on 15th, so im just waiting myself now, going of what the report says im looking at high rate daily living and got 10 points on mobility, hope we hear soon.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,228 Disability Gamechanger
    There is no backdating with PIP. Any award will however be paid in arrears from the date of claim. Please use the search function. The number of queries about PIP timings are currently in double figures and there is only the one answer. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Many newer member will not be aware of the search function or how to use it, so we should help them or pass by and others will always help.
    The problem has been, and continues to be the long delays caused by massive backlogs, and to that end we can expect more threads about it.
    Be kind to newer members
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,228 Disability Gamechanger
    It escapes me as to why search is not as big and prom)next as categories and recent discussions. There’s no reason for it to be where it is. 

    I also think mods could spend some time closing a lot more of the near identical threads and pointing people towards existing threads and the search function.

    That said, I’ve never been on a web site and not looked first for the search function. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,746 Disability Gamechanger
    Apart from the questions about how long is
    • the wait for an assessment
    • the decision after an assessment 
    • it until arrears are paid
    The other question that constantly crops up is when does the LCWRA element get paid from.
    If there were a page dealing with these issues anybody posting a question about them could be referred to it.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,228 Disability Gamechanger
    Genuinely bored with a forum where repeat questions are not addressed other than by repeat answers and using search first is not the expected behaviour. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Speaking personally I have never sought out the search facility before anything else.
    Be kind to newer members
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,228 Disability Gamechanger
    woodbine said:
    Speaking personally I have never sought out the search facility before anything else.
    Yes but you’re a regular user and familiar with what queries have or have not been posted. I would be genuinely taken aback if you posted something which was a duplicate. For moderation purposes and new posters the search function needs to be given a much higher visibility and priority. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Then I would suggest that you make that idea known to Scope.
    Be kind to newer members
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,600 Disability Gamechanger
    In some ways I agree with Mike about the search function; it is a little better is all I can say, as I also use it, but it's not prominently visible, & the most recent comments don't necessarily come up first.

    Another workaround might be that some 'sticky' posts are made for some sections, particularly as regards benefits, which seem to be the main topic of debate, or a FAQ section.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Or maybe even splitting the forum in two halves one for benefits help the other for everything else?
    Be kind to newer members
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,228 Disability Gamechanger
    woodbine said:
    Then I would suggest that you make that idea known to Scope.
    Seriously? You think I haven’t done that for, ooh, 6 years. 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,228 Disability Gamechanger
    chiarieds said:
    In some ways I agree with Mike about the search function; it is a little better is all I can say, as I also use it, but it's not prominently visible, & the most recent comments don't necessarily come up first.

    The most recent posts issue has also been raised. 

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,052 Disability Gamechanger
    woodbine said:
    Then I would suggest that you make that idea known to Scope.
    Seriously? You think I haven’t done that for, ooh, 6 years. 
    I don't know; is the honest answer to that question.
    Be kind to newer members
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,228 Disability Gamechanger
    It wasn’t a question.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,272 Disability Gamechanger
    As some of you are in the co production group could this not be mentioned there 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,600 Disability Gamechanger
    A good point @janer1967 - & worth mentioning. However we're normally asked what do you think about a,b,c? not normally asked about any opinions we might have about the community.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,228 Disability Gamechanger
    That kind of sums things up. Co-production is a term bandied about by lots of people. It mostly doesn’t exist but is a nice term to bandy about to make it sound really good about how you involve people. Co-production is absolutely not about being asked about a, b and c by an organisation. If there is top down agenda setting then co-production is just a handy mask for pretending you have user involvement.

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