Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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When was the start of my claim?

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mikejonespip
mikejonespip Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello,

I am new here. So grateful for this forum. I wanted to ask when did my claim start? I first applied for PIP in April 2020 when I was in hospital. I had two PIP assessments book but they got canceled due to me being ill. I had my PIP assessment two weeks ago. If I get backdated payment will it be from April 2020?

Thanks 

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes it will be back dated to then if you get an award, a decision should be made in around 8 weeks.

    2024 Election won

  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    The claim will be backdated to the date you rang to start it. However if this was while you were in hospital any payment will only start from the date you were discharged.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @mikejonespip :)

    I hope that the above replies have helped in making that clearer for you? Please do let us know if you have any further questions at all!

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