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PIP backpay if I am on UC with LCWLA

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splinterbass
splinterbass Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited December 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hey im new here. After a long hard battle and lengthy tribunal process I have had my letter from the tribunal saying I am now awarded standard living and enhanced mobilty. I am relieved and glad the wholes things finally over after over 40 weeks 🙌. I'm waiting for my call from DWP and wanted to know where I stand beforehand. I have been ill since 2020 and was told to apply for LCWLA as I tried to continue working but my disabilty stopped me carrying out daily tasks including work. Now that I have won my PIP appeal I should get backpay from February when I applied for pip. Do I still get backpay as I was on LCWLA? I'm concerned that I won't be paid as much as I should because I was receiving LCWLA and also bonus question 🤔  does LCWLA stop when I start getting PIP payments? Thanks in advance for any of you kind knowledgeable folk 🙏 

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  • Queenv27
    Queenv27 Community member Posts: 51 Connected
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    Hey im new here. After a long hard battle and lengthy tribunal process I have had my letter from the tribunal saying I am now awarded standard living and enhanced mobilty. I am relieved and glad the wholes things finally over after over 40 weeks 🙌. I'm waiting for my call from DWP and wanted to know where I stand beforehand. I have been ill since 2020 and was told to apply for LCWLA as I tried to continue working but my disabilty stopped me carrying out daily tasks including work. Now that I have won my PIP appeal I should get backpay from February when I applied for pip. Do I still get backpay as I was on LCWLA? I'm concerned that I won't be paid as much as I should because I was receiving LCWLA and also bonus question 🤔  does LCWLA stop when I start getting PIP payments? Thanks in advance for any of you kind knowledgeable folk 🙏 
    Hi splinterbass,
    Congratulations. 
    LCWRA and PIP are 2 separate benefits 
    One does not affect the other so yes you will get your backpay and your LCWRA won't stop. 
  • splinterbass
    splinterbass Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Queenv27 said:
    Hey im new here. After a long hard battle and lengthy tribunal process I have had my letter from the tribunal saying I am now awarded standard living and enhanced mobilty. I am relieved and glad the wholes things finally over after over 40 weeks 🙌. I'm waiting for my call from DWP and wanted to know where I stand beforehand. I have been ill since 2020 and was told to apply for LCWLA as I tried to continue working but my disabilty stopped me carrying out daily tasks including work. Now that I have won my PIP appeal I should get backpay from February when I applied for pip. Do I still get backpay as I was on LCWLA? I'm concerned that I won't be paid as much as I should because I was receiving LCWLA and also bonus question 🤔  does LCWLA stop when I start getting PIP payments? Thanks in advance for any of you kind knowledgeable folk 🙏 
    Hi splinterbass,
    Congratulations. 
    LCWRA and PIP are 2 separate benefits 
    One does not affect the other so yes you will get your backpay and your LCWRA won't stop. 
    Thank you so much for your info I really appreciate your knowledge 😊 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are you claiming UC with a partner or single claim?
    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.
  • splinterbass
    splinterbass Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Are you claiming UC with a partner or single claim?
     Single pringle 😆
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    Then if you're claiming for help with the rent and renting privately and you're under 35 your daily living award will entitle you to 1 bedroom rate of local housing allowance instead of the shared rate.
    You will need to wait until your PIP is in payment and then report the changes on your journal.
    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.
  • splinterbass
    splinterbass Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Then if you're claiming for help with the rent and renting privately and you're under 35 your daily living award will entitle you to 1 bedroom rate of local housing allowance instead of the shared rate.
    You will need to wait until your PIP is in payment and then report the changes on your journal.
    Fantastic thank you for letting me know 😊  
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    @splinterbass I can see you've had some responses and gotten answers, I just wanted to comment to say congratulations :)
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