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jade12345
jade12345 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
 Hi 

I got a text on Tuesday to say I have been awarded pip. And then today I had a payment of £426.13 would this be the back pay? Am just trying to work out. I don’t understand it as I called 10th June to apply for pip so assumed it would be more of a back pay. And I can’t work out what rate I have been rewarded as it doesn’t total up. I guess I’ll have to wait for the letter to arrive if not body can help. 

Thank you 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    The first payment is the money they owe you from the date you rang to start your claim. When you rang to start your claim if you had your conditions for at least 3 months then your claim would start the date you rang. The timescale from then up until today is 18 weeks and the amount you received suggests standard rate mobility is likely to be what you've been awarded. This is £24.45 per week.
    If you didn't have your conditions for at least this time then your PIP won't start until those 3 months had passed.
    You can either wait for the decision letter or ring PIP and ask what award you have and they will tell you. If you disagree then you can request the Mandatory Reconsideration within 1 month of the date of the decision.
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  • jade12345
    jade12345 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Oh is see. 

    I don’t see why they haven’t give me the daily living, so I will be doing MR. I didn’t think they would give just the mobility side out without awarded me the daily living part too. 

    Thank you for your reply. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can be awarded any part of PIP, which includes just the mobility part. You'll either need to wait for the letter or ring to ask.
    If you do go down the MR route then you should put this in writing state where and why you think you should have scored those points.
    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.
  • jade12345
    jade12345 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    I am going to give them a call on Monday and ask them for a copy of my report. 

    As the daily living needs is the most I struggle with too. Is there a chance they could have made a mistake? I’ve just never heard of anyone getting award of low rate mobility. But I guess it does happen. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    jade12345 said:
    I am going to give them a call on Monday and ask them for a copy of my report. 
    The relevant information will be in the decision letter. You don’t need the report when doing your MR and often gets people irate because of the errors in it and then focus on these errors rather than focusing on why they should get an award.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    I wouldn't say a mistake as such, if the award is standard mobility. This is not saying the decision is correct, as you will see on here, there's many other threads where people have either been refused or not happy with the award they've been given.
    Yes, we've had members here that have just been awarded standard mobility. I have a friend (not on here) that claimed PIP last year and was awarded just Enhanced mobility. She did the MR and the decision remained the same. She requested the Tribunal and then a few weeks later DWP offered her standard daily living as well, which she accepted.
    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.
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  • jade12345
    jade12345 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Thank you so much for your advice & info! I’ll definitely be doing a MR do I do it before the letter comes Or shall I wait for the letter? Am just very disappointed. All though I struggle with mobility side I struggle a lot more with daily and need a lot of help to do simple of daily tasks which I made very clear so i just don’t understand all this. 😔
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    You don’t know exactly what the decision is yet so you will need to wait until you know what it is. My advice is based on the amount you received in your bank. 
    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 @jade12345 and thanks for reaching out on the community, welcome :) 

    I know this process is confusing at the best of times, so I hope we can help to support and reassure you as much as we are able to. Well done for getting through the assessment itself, it can be quite stressful.

    I'd definitely wait for your award letter to arrive before you do anything further. Once you know the details, you can decide if you need to challenge the decision. We can support you with whatever comes next, but for now try and put it towards the back of your mind. 

    I know it's much easier said than done, but there's plenty of support out there, and many of our members are going through similar things with their own PIP applications.

    See how you feel on Monday about asking for the report, it's completely down to you, for some people it helps, and for others it makes them more upset and anxious. Make sure to take time to prioritise doing something you enjoy this weekend, or spending time with loved ones. 

    You've done everything you need to up to this point, so spending the time taking your mind off things might help :) Hang in there, and let us know how you get on soon.

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  • jade12345
    jade12345 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Hi @Alex_Scope

    thank you so much for your advice & support. I will be waiting for the letter to arrive and going from there. I have decided I will leave the report out of it as I don’t want to feel more frustrated & disappointed. 

    Thank you for your reply I will keep you posted. 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're very welcome, thanks for letting us all know :)

    I think that's a sensible plan @jade12345, after all, you know yourself best, so do what's going to help you feel your best.
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  • Erniethegreat
    Erniethegreat Scope Member Posts: 36 Connected
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    I asked for a MR got refused, Again, That was back in February, Been waiting 9 months now for a Tribunal, All there saying is it’s ready to list, I guess it’s a waiting game 😳
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    This sounds really difficult for you @Erniethegreat. Would anything, in particular, help this waiting game feel more manageable for you at the moment?  :)
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  • jade12345
    jade12345 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Oh no @Erniethegreat that sounds difficult. So sorry to hear that.

  • jade12345
    jade12345 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Just an update. 

    I have put in for for a MR on the 17th so now am just waiting to see what they say. I explained my medication has now had a huge effect on my life, and my performance at work and stuff. I was quite shocked to learn on the phone it was just tick boxes for a MR that’s what the man said on the phone anyway, as I mentioned i would get someone to write a letter to explain. How can tick boxes just define someone’s struggles with daily life🥹 but hey. I will keep you all updated. I very much doubt for a positive outcome but I believe you fight for what you believe  . 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    jade12345 said:…I was quite shocked to learn on the phone it was just tick boxes for a MR that’s what the man said on the phone anyway, as I mentioned i would get someone to write a letter to explain. 
    That’s nonsense. An MR involves another Decision Maker reviewing all of the original information plus any additional information you provide.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • jade12345
    jade12345 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    I did think that. I don’t know if he just meant his job was just tick boxes what then gets sent to the decision maker. 
  • Erniethegreat
    Erniethegreat Scope Member Posts: 36 Connected
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    I got given 2 points after MR, No idea how long a Tribunal hearing date will be, Like I say been 9 months now. I’m guessing Covid backlog is the reason.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    I got given 2 points after MR, No idea how long a Tribunal hearing date will be, Like I say been 9 months now. I’m guessing Covid backlog is the reason.
    Waiting times have increased quite a lot the past few months. It has nothing to do with covid because there were many backlogs during that time and waiting times were just a few months. 
    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.
  • shichon
    shichon Community member Posts: 22 Connected
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    @jade12345 I made a pip claim end of last year I too suffer more with living than mobility but was only given standard mobility. I did the MR and they refused extra so took it to tribunal. I won enhanced both. Definitely contact a charity that helps with appeals they gave me the confidence to go ahead with the tribunal. Also when tribunal asks you something don't be scared to go in to detail and if you don't or cant do something explain why it only took them about 10-20 minutes to decide on my case and I'm now awaiting back money
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