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I received my back payment today. Does this include my first month's payment?

Cjames1608
Cjames1608 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi
I have just been awared PIP for the first time and received my back payment today. I havent received my decision  letter yet so was wondering if anyone can tell me if this amount will include this months payment or will this be sent seperately? Many.thanks

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,274 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2021
    The arrears payment will be calculated up to a certain date and the regular payment will be paid 4 weeks after that date. When you get the decision letter this will contain details.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Cjames1608
    Cjames1608 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Ok thankyou. Am completely new to this. Have a happy new year
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 8,154

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    Welcome to the community @Cjames1608 :) I'm glad that calcotti was able to clear that up for you. Congratulations on your PIP award, and I hope it's not too long until your decision letter comes through!

    If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

    Also, just to let you know, I've tweaked the title of your post slightly. 
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  • rayrar80
    rayrar80 Member Posts: 62 Connected
    Hi Cjames, that great news about your pip decision, how long ago was your assessment, i had mine the begining ov december, so just wondering what the wait times are.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,382 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2021
    rayrar80 said:
    Hi Cjames, that great news about your pip decision, how long ago was your assessment, i had mine the begining ov december, so just wondering what the wait times are.

    Timescales vary for everyone depending on a claimants case and backlogs depending on the area you live. As a guide it's anything from 2-12 weeks from the assessment to a decision.
  • Cjames1608
    Cjames1608 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    @rayrar80 Apolgies for the delay in a response. My assessment was 3 weeks to the date of my first payment. I applied for PIP back in July but i know how busy they must be. The lady who assessed me said its usually 2-8 weeks but could be more depending on the case
  • netty7777
    netty7777 Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Can I ask my partner not had a assessment had a ledge saying they don’t need any more evidence to make a decision on he’s pip he has serious mental health and already getting universal part off sick sign off with no futher date does this letter mean he still going to have a assessment or does it mean will make decision on he’s pip from he’s records etc did you receive a letter like this ? 
  • netty7777
    netty7777 Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Letter that meant to say 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,382 Disability Gamechanger
    netty7777 said:
    Can I ask my partner not had a assessment had a ledge saying they don’t need any more evidence to make a decision on he’s pip he has serious mental health and already getting universal part off sick sign off with no futher date does this letter mean he still going to have a assessment or does it mean will make decision on he’s pip from he’s records etc did you receive a letter like this ? 

    Sounds like they've had a paper based assessment which is rare but possible. Nothing more you can do until a decision's been made. If it's first time claim and they're not transferring from DLA then money usually goes into the bank before you receive the decision letter.
  • netty7777
    netty7777 Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Ok if I ring tomorrow for him will they have more information still closed for holidays today thank you poppy very helpful 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,382 Disability Gamechanger
    The only other information to give will be if a decision's been made, if it hasn't there will be nothing to tell you.

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