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PIP backdated?

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Sparky3683
Sparky3683 Community member Posts: 13 Connected
I made the initial phone call to apply for PIP in December 2021,filled in and sent the form in January 2022,they put me through THREE phone assessments - apparently they'd needed extra info,didn't tell me the first and second time so put me through the full thing again two weeks ago! 


Anyway,got a text this morning - the decision letter will follow soon - but the text confirmed I've been awarded PIP. 

Does it get backdated to the original phone call in December,when they received the form from me in January,or later?

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    I made the initial phone call to apply for PIP in December 2021
    ..Does it get backdated to the original phone call in December
    That.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Sparky3683
    Sparky3683 Community member Posts: 13 Connected
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    @calcotti I'm in Scotland but it will take them time to switch us all over to the new ADP. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,237 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP to ADP process will be anytime up until Summer 2024. https://www.mygov.scot/personal-independence-payment-is-moving

    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.
  • Sparky3683
    Sparky3683 Community member Posts: 13 Connected
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    poppy123456
    Knew about the ADP timeframes - thank you though!

    So how long from the decision being made (so last Thursday for me) does it take for the back payment to arrive? I've heard some get it before the decision letter arrives in the post,others have waited way longer! 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,237 Disability Gamechanger
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    3-5 working days for it to go into your bank from when payment was made. Yes, usually money owed is received before the letter.
    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.
  • Sparky3683
    Sparky3683 Community member Posts: 13 Connected
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    I took it to MR stage in November and was due the decision by today (12/03/24) - heard nothing,despite lots of update texts. Got me worried. Challenged descriptor 9 (for those that know about that one - social interactions/support?) My local CAB have been good with the support so far with the process.
  • Jackieismyname
    Jackieismyname Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    Sparky3683 I am the same as you, new claim for PIP refused with just 6 points on each, did an MR in November, and had several texts saying will hear by 12/03/24 and heard nothing via text or letter. 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,185 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Jackieismyname, welcome to the community. :)

    Wait times are getting fairly long now unfortunately, but I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that you hear something back soon! Have you tried calling them this week? 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,237 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sparky3683 I am the same as you, new claim for PIP refused with just 6 points on each, did an MR in November, and had several texts saying will hear by 12/03/24 and heard nothing via text or letter. 
    The timescale they give is just a guide and nothing more. Waiting times vary depending on backlogs and each individual case. Once a decision is made you will be contacted. 
    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.
  • Sparky3683
    Sparky3683 Community member Posts: 13 Connected
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    They should be more honest about wait times!  16 weeks all in all isn't great :(  They put me through three assessments - twice saying they'd contacted me for extra info ,they hadn't!  So more distress,which they seem to love :( 

    Pretty sure because there's a review next year for me that they're dragging it out also. Plus the move to ADP (as I'm in Scotland) hasn't yet happened.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,237 Disability Gamechanger
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    New claims for PIP are reasonably quick. Reviews are taking considerably longer. 

    If you think PIP timescales are unacceptable then you maybe in for quite a shock with ADP because they are worse based on feedback from other members. 
    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.

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