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Erniethegreat
Erniethegreat Scope Member Posts: 36 Connected
Hello all, Is it common to receive a payment before a letter arrives?, As Royal Mail have been on Strike and I have no idea when it will arrive, Also another question, As I got Awarded Enhanced on both parts, Will I be Eligible for the Cost Of Living Payment as my original application for PIP was in April last year, Thank you.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome 

    Yes it is normal to get payment before letter as they are processed at same time and money transfers quicker 

    Yes you should get pip col payment 
  • Erniethegreat
    Erniethegreat Scope Member Posts: 36 Connected
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    janer1967 said:
    Hi and welcome 

    Yes it is normal to get payment before letter as they are processed at same time and money transfers quicker 

    Yes you should get pip col payment 
    Thank you, I had my Tribunal on Tuesday, Received a Email saying a Letter has been posted on Wednesday, I’m assuming i will get a payment sometime this week as it stated a letter will arrive before the 14th.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP on it's own is not a gateway to the COL payment as it's not a means tested benefit, it is the exception rather than the rule to get payment before the letter.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    janer1967 said:
    Hi and welcome 

    Yes it is normal to get payment before letter as they are processed at same time and money transfers quicker 

    Yes you should get pip col payment 
    Thank you, I had my Tribunal on Tuesday, Received a Email saying a Letter has been posted on Wednesday, I’m assuming i will get a payment sometime this week as it stated a letter will arrive before the 14th.
    As I advised in your other thread the letter you’re waiting for is likely from the Tribunal. 
    It’s very unlikely that you will receive any money owed this week. The money owed to you isn’t coming from the Tribunal, they have nothing to do with paying what’s owed to you. 
    It’s not unusual for a wait of around several weeks sometimes less after a Tribunal win to receive any money owed.
    The Tribunal will have also sent a letter to DWP confirming your award. 
    As I advised on your other thread before paying what’s owed you will be contacted by DWP to ask if you’ve been in prison or hospital. Once that’s done they should pay you what’s owed within a couple of weeks. As it’s now very close to Christmas you may not receive what’s owed until after Christmas. 
    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.
  • Erniethegreat
    Erniethegreat Scope Member Posts: 36 Connected
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    Good evening all, I just had a call from DWP asking me have I been in Hospital/ Prison Etc.. does anyone know what happens after this, As I have no idea. Thank you.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry for my previous advice I thought you were referring to dwp award and not tribunal as poppy advice it takes longer for back pay 

    They usually adm those questions so they can calculate your payment correctly and make sure they have correct bank details 
  • Erniethegreat
    Erniethegreat Scope Member Posts: 36 Connected
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    janer1967 said:
    Sorry for my previous advice I thought you were referring to dwp award and not tribunal as poppy advice it takes longer for back pay 

    They usually adm those questions so they can calculate your payment correctly and make sure they have correct bank details 
    Thank you, They advised me it’ll be around 4 weeks until I receive a payment, but maybe a bit longer as it’s Christmas and there are some bank holidays, They said I should receive a text message when a letter has been sent out, I’m assuming the letter they sent last week was from The Tribunal.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    janer1967 said:
    Sorry for my previous advice I thought you were referring to dwp award and not tribunal as poppy advice it takes longer for back pay 

    They usually adm those questions so they can calculate your payment correctly and make sure they have correct bank details 
      I’m assuming the letter they sent last week was from The Tribunal.

    Yes, it would be from HMCTS and not DWP.
    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.
  • Erniethegreat
    Erniethegreat Scope Member Posts: 36 Connected
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    Good afternoon all, it was indeed from HMCTS just confirming my award, How many points I scored for each descriptor, Any how I scored 12 on Daily Living and 12 on the Mobility part until April 2026.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for sharing this with us @Erniethegreat. How are you feeling about everything at the moment?
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  • Erniethegreat
    Erniethegreat Scope Member Posts: 36 Connected
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    Much better now it’s out of the way, 21 months it taken all together, I worked it out that is around 90 weeks of back pay I should receive I think I’m not quite sure how to work it out, The lady on the phone told me it will be around 3-4 weeks until I receive I payment and look out for a Text Message, Thank you for asking :)
  • Erniethegreat
    Erniethegreat Scope Member Posts: 36 Connected
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    Thanks for sharing this with us @Erniethegreat. How are you feeling about everything at the moment?
    DWP has released a back payment, yesterday, Does this mean it will take 3-5 days to go into my account, Thank you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for sharing this with us @Erniethegreat. How are you feeling about everything at the moment?
    DWP has released a back payment, yesterday, Does this mean it will take 3-5 days to go into my account, Thank you.
    Yes.
    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.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Glad you are doing much better now @Erniethegreat. What a lengthy process, I bet that makes it even more of a relief! 
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
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