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Do PIP backpayments accrue interest?

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UkraineInTheMembrane
UkraineInTheMembrane Community member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi all, 

Would just like to know if I'll receive any interest on top of my backdated PIP award after tribunal? 

Thank you! 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,159 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unfortunately not.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @UkraineInTheMembrane thanks for posting your question, I'm sorry it's probably not the answer you were hoping for.

    If there's anything else we can help with let us know, otherwise I hope you enjoy the rest of your day :)

    Alex
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  • AndrewHall
    AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Pioneering
    edited March 2022
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    Hi all, 

    Would just like to know if I'll receive any interest on top of my backdated PIP award after tribunal? 

    Thank you! 

    First, try and raise this as a complaint to DWP stating how their initial and unjust decision has caused you financial difficulties and distress. You have nothing to lose. We all have to start holding DWP responsible for their failings. A great result comes from going against popular opinions.  Don’t just sit back and do nothing just because someone says it is not possible. 
    Never allow DWP assertions to define you. They never have evidence of your true circumstances.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think most people are happy just to get a result and what can often be a substantial back payment.

    2024 Election won

  • AndrewHall
    AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Pioneering
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    woodbine said:
    I think most people are happy just to get a result and what can often be a substantial back payment.
    Those people are selfish and just looking after their own interests. "I am alright Jack". 

    There is something fundamentally wrong if there is no system to penalise DWP for subjecting vulnerable people to many years of poverty and deprivation,  before winning their appeals at the Tribunal.  That is the injustice we should all be fighting against.

    Never allow DWP assertions to define you. They never have evidence of your true circumstances.
  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
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    woodbine said:
    I think most people are happy just to get a result and what can often be a substantial back payment.
    Those people are selfish and just looking after their own interests. "I am alright Jack". 

    There is something fundamentally wrong if there is no system to penalise DWP for subjecting vulnerable people to many years of poverty and deprivation,  before winning their appeals at the Tribunal.  That is the injustice we should all be fighting against.

    I doubt very much that the DWP intentionally subjects people, regardless of their physical or mental capabilities, to "many years of poverty or deprivation".

    The UK has a benefit culture where able bodied people see benefits as a gravy train and will try anything to jump on that train without a ticket.

    As frustrating as it is I, for one, welcome the stringent checks, and what feels like endless questions, to ensure that those (you and I) who have genuine challenges (I hate the word disabilities) receive the help we need.

    From the assessor to the decision maker, their job is to ensure that all those who apply for benefits have a valid ticket for the "train".  Unfortunately, those who are denied access usually start making bitter, and usually unfounded, comments.

    The system is there to make sure those who need it, get it.

  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    Cartini said:
    The UK has a benefit culture where able bodied people see benefits as a gravy train and will try anything to jump on that train without a ticket.
    I really don’t believe that (although there may be a few who fit that description).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • AndrewHall
    AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Pioneering
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    Cartini said:
    woodbine said:
    I think most people are happy just to get a result and what can often be a substantial back payment.
    Those people are selfish and just looking after their own interests. "I am alright Jack". 

    There is something fundamentally wrong if there is no system to penalise DWP for subjecting vulnerable people to many years of poverty and deprivation,  before winning their appeals at the Tribunal.  That is the injustice we should all be fighting against.

    I doubt very much that the DWP intentionally subjects people, regardless of their physical or mental capabilities, to "many years of poverty or deprivation".

    The UK has a benefit culture where able bodied people see benefits as a gravy train and will try anything to jump on that train without a ticket.

    As frustrating as it is I, for one, welcome the stringent checks, and what feels like endless questions, to ensure that those (you and I) who have genuine challenges (I hate the word disabilities) receive the help we need.

    From the assessor to the decision maker, their job is to ensure that all those who apply for benefits have a valid ticket for the "train".  Unfortunately, those who are denied access usually start making bitter, and usually unfounded, comments.

    The system is there to make sure those who need it, get it.


    I don't think you understand DWP is a there to carry out a political agenda, ie to reduce the number of claimants. 

    If you think DWP is being fair, why are those rejected successful at the Tribunal. 

    Your assertion that those who criticise DWP are 'bitter', is way off the mark.

    Never allow DWP assertions to define you. They never have evidence of your true circumstances.
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