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Offer accepted before tribunal, but still waiting on payment.

Anomalous123 Member Posts: 21 Listener
On 1st April 2021, the DWP rang up concerning my PIP tribunal and made me an offer. I took it due to my financial difficulties I was experiencing at the time and got a letter stating that I had been awarded standard mobility and enhanced daily living and they where going to back pay it until from the day I started my claim.

I read online that most people get their money within 6-12 weeks of being accepted, but I heard that some of these weeks give the DWP time to change their mind. If they gave me the offer and I've accepted, does this cut down the time I have to wait for my back payment to come through? 

Does anyone know someone that got theirs earlier than this and how long did it take to come through. I'm on day 11 now and I know my mother waited 12 days for hers but she was going from DLA to PIP, so this could have sped up the process...? 

I would appreciate a response from anyone who can help in this matter or share their experiences to put my mind more at ease. 

Thanks in advance.


  • Anomalous123
    Anomalous123 Member Posts: 21 Listener
    @mikehughescq Thank you for the information. It has set my mind at ease that it is unlikely they will change their mind on my award. I feel the that the components given are fair considering my circumstances after a very few bad attempts. I was predicted standard mobility and daily living so I am actually presently surprised to have scored higher. I'm just glad this whole thing is over and done with for the next few years.
  • Anomalous123
    Anomalous123 Member Posts: 21 Listener
    Update: Received my back payment on Tuesday and have booked myself a little get away from all of the stress in June. Fingers crossed restrictions shall be lifted by then. ?
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 6,153 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2021
    Good news @Anomalous123, perhaps you can now also get something better than a pot noodle for tea?! ?

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  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 621 Pioneering
    edited April 2021
    Oh, that's good news for you @Anomalous123 :)

    Plus, something to look forward to now for June. How nice! I'm sure we'll all be keeping our fingers crossed for a smooth run in terms of the lifting of restrictions between now and then. 

    Definitely a good thing to have something positive to focus on and look forward to, isn't it?
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