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PIP review backpay

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archi77
archi77 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited August 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello my PIP review was due 1/11/21 and i had my video assessment on the 25/7/22... received a copy of my report... but what i would like to know is... if my claim is increased do i get the increase backdated to 1/11/20? my original review was extended to sep 22 due to covid but they started the review in nov 21.
had conflicting results when i've been searching for an answer. Many thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
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    If it's a review started by DWP then no, they don't usually backdate any money if the new award is higher. If you reported a change then yes, backdated to the date you rang to report the changes (providing you had the worsening of condition for at least 3 months)
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    How did you find the video assessment @archi77

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  • archi77
    archi77 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    hey, the video assessment was actually ok. the lady doing the assessment seemed fair. it was at 9am though so at least i didn't have to wait all day to get it over with! 
    I've just received a copy of her report and in it she seemed quite fair in what she wrote except she kept mentioning that i wasn't on medications for anxiety when iam... i looked back at my original review form and have realised that i had failed to include that in mu medication list!!! so she hasn't seen this as proof! i phoned PIP today to ask then to add this mistake for the decision maker to acknowledge before they make their mind up. i had included my medication list from my GP though as my evidence but clearly she didn't look at this when doing my report! 
    i believe that i should have been given more points due to this and how this affects me. i just hope the DM looks more thoroughly through my notes and prescription list 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @archi77 :) I'm glad to hear that you found the video assessment okay and I'm glad the assessor was fair overall :) 

    I wish you all the best for the outcome, please let us know how you get on.
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  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
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    I had my review started by dwp last year November also. when they awarded me pip again with a higher daily living they gave backpay from November last year to June this year. 
  • anth22
    anth22 Community member Posts: 197 Courageous
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    So lucky I had my review started by PIP in November 2021 and still waiting 🥺🥺.
  • archi77
    archi77 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    life... that's great news.
    anth22... i'm hoping my PIP review is nearing an end! 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck @archi77 and @anth22. It sounds like a long and potentially frustrating process for both of you. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to support you! Otherwise, we'll look forward to hearing how it goes for you if you would like to share the outcome with us  :)
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  • archi77
    archi77 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    If you have to go down the mandatory reconsideration do you still get paid in the meantime or does that stop until the appeal has been concluded? Thanks 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2022
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    archi77 said:
    If you have to go down the mandatory reconsideration do you still get paid in the meantime or does that stop until the appeal has been concluded? Thanks 
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  • HayleyRX
    HayleyRX Community member Posts: 72 Courageous
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    Yeah I'm on 8month now of waiting for review, I've read it can be up to 10 months maybe longer 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck @HayleyRX. What a long wait! Hopefully, it will be soon for you now. Please feel free to let us know how it goes for you  :)
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  • HayleyRX
    HayleyRX Community member Posts: 72 Courageous
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    Thank you, I had an automatic message this morning. Explaining that they still have my claim and will be processing as soon as possible. This is the second message, so I think they send them out ruffly every 3 month, hopefully not be long now :)
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hopefully won't be long @HayleyRX. Please feel free to let us know how it goes  :)
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