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Will my PIP be backdated?

gilly22 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, will my pip be backdated to the start of my limited work capability start date?  I have just completed my pip assessment and waiting on decision.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,443 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    No, i'm afraid not because PIP and limited capability for work are 2 completely different benefits, with completely different criteria.

    If this is a first time PIP claim and you're not transferring from DLA, if you're successfully awarded PIP then it will be backdated to the date you rang to start your claim.

    If you're transferring from DLA then there's no backdated money, it will start once your DLA has ended.

    As you've had the PIP assessment you can ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report. Good luck.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,555 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @gilly22, I hope Poppy has been able to answer your question. If there is anything else we can do then please do let us know. :)

  • Nikki76
    Nikki76 Member Posts: 24 Connected
    l had pip appeal in June this year,l won it,based on pip appeal they backdated my money for a year,it took about 4 weeks,I know ya not gone to appeal but thought l say ,l was on dla before they stopped it,but my pip was backdated to the day after my dla stopped ,which was my dla ended 26th June,but backdated from 27th June, hope this helps 


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