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TOPIC: PIP success

PIP success 2 weeks 2 days ago #174602

Well the brown envelope has come at last, and it's good news. PIP enhanced rate for mobility and care, so I can breath again... but not for long, they've only given me three years. Then I suppose I'll have to go through all this again. :( They think my hip replacement is going to make a huge difference - I hope they're right!
Another slight disappointment is that I thought it would be back dated to when I first claimed, in fact the person on the phone-claim told me so. But, because I am at present on DLA, there's no back dating; the PIP doesn't begin until 4 weeks after the claim was approved. You get the feeling they will do anything to squeeze a bit of money back from you. That's ok, I'm sure their need is greater than mine. :unsure:
I'm really glad I studied your guides, I felt so much more prepared when it came to the medical assessment, which went amazingly well. I think I was luckier than some, my Atos assessor was understanding and helpful.
Thanks for everything.
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PIP success 2 weeks 2 days ago #174621

That's great news Jet! Thanks for letting us know and for your kind words about B+W :)

As you say, there is no backdating of the award for claimants transferring from DLA. The DLA will run on for 4 weeks and then the PIP decision, whatever it is, will be implemented.
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