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pip 3 years 11 months ago #128513

can anyone tell me when the dwp stopped backdating pip awards.Have been granted an award but it will not start until 18 feb. I submitted my claim from 24 july last year.IS this legal?

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pip 3 years 11 months ago #128534

shem wrote: can anyone tell me when the dwp stopped backdating pip awards.Have been granted an award but it will not start until 18 feb. I submitted my claim from 24 july last year.IS this legal?


Hi s,

Welcome to Benefits and Work :)

If this was a fresh/new PIP Claim, any PIP payments should be backdated to the start date of your claim, which would have been the initial phone call if you made one.

If you were in receipt of DLA, and have been transferred over to PIP, then legislation states that your DLA will continue in payment until 4 weeks after the date of the new PIP decision, as discussed : Here.

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pip 3 years 11 months ago #128539

Sorry to butt in, is it advisable for all new claimants of DLA to just claim for PIP first then? Instead of going for DLA?

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pip 3 years 11 months ago #128546

Judy wrote: Sorry to butt in, is it advisable for all new claimants of DLA to just claim for PIP first then? Instead of going for DLA?


Hi J,

Unless you live in Northern Ireland, (Where PIP is not active) you can no longer make a new claim for DLA, so any new claim would have to be PIP, there is no choice in the matter. :)

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