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    • zaksmum
    • By zaksmum 14th Oct 16, 1:25 PM
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    PIP awarded - is payment backdated?
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    • 14th Oct 16, 1:25 PM
    PIP awarded - is payment backdated? 14th Oct 16 at 1:25 PM
    Friend has just had her award letter giving her the enhanced rate of PIP in both components.

    Previously she was receiving only DLA at the highest rate, no care component, as she had never applied for this.

    Her award letter does not mention a backdated payment. It states that the PIP becomes payable a month from now, and will be actually paid in arrears on 1.12.16.

    She made the claim 10.8.16. I know she won't get backdated mobility component as this replaces DLA HRM. But should she get the daily living component backdated to the date of claim?

    Also, does this component now qualify her for Severe Disability Premium on her ESA?

    Thanks
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    • NeilCr
    • By NeilCr 18th Oct 16, 4:59 PM
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    I did leave it too late to appeal at that time through health issues which I know does help the situation but will appeal now to see if it can be turned around does anyone know about this law issue of not awarding enhanced mobility after the age of 65 but Care be enhanced after the age of 65, seems strange to me
    Originally posted by megansden
    Here is an AgeUK leaflet where this issue is explained

    http://www.ageuk.org.uk/Documents/EN-GB/Factsheets/FS87_Personal_independence_payment_fcs.pdf?dtrk=tr ue

    I guess it is designed to fit in with Attendance Allowance where there is no mobility payment either
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