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Will Carers Allowance be backdated after PIP appeal?

dave5312345dave5312345 Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited January 2019 in Carer's allowance
Hi im new to this my partners pip stoped on 29th of june 2018 and my  CA was and all. Won the tribunaral last tuesday i no the pip will be back dated to the 29th can any one tell me if the carrers allowance will be back dated to the 29th aswell has all i can see is something about 3 month backdate thank you any answers apreciated

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @dave5312345

    Welcome  to our online community/family.

    Well Done For wining your “PIP” appeal.

    Yes I do think that you will only get your carer’s backdated by 3mnts!!!!

    Do you want me to get you some info confirming this??????

    @steve51
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    @poppy123456 do you know anything about this?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,522 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2019
    Hi,

    Were you awarded daily living part of PIP? If so then Carers allowance will be back dated to the date you qualified, providing it's claimed within 3 months of the PIP decision, You will need to wait for your payments to re-start before being able to claim it.

    May i ask what other benefits you both receive?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • dave5312345dave5312345 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Some am saying 3 months they back date it but others am saying no its from the date it stoped because you am still careing for your partner im very confused any answers would help thanks 
  • dave5312345dave5312345 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Yes she was awarded daily living allowance on pip and i was getting carers allowance
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,522 Disability Gamechanger
    It's backdated to the date she qualified for PIP, providing you claim within 3 months of the PIP award decision.

    Do you both claim any other benefits like ESA? or Universal credit?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • dave5312345dave5312345 Member Posts: 9 Listener
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,522 Disability Gamechanger
    You'll receive £36 per week carers premium backdated and not the full amount of Carers Allowance. This is because you claim ESA and Carers allowance is deducted from the ESA £1 for £1.  Carers allowance then pay you the £64.30 per week. You will need to wait for DWP to agree with the PIP Tribunal decision before you can claim the Carers allowance.

    It can take 8 weeks to receive backdated money for the PIP award and slightly longer for PIP payments to start back up.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • dave5312345dave5312345 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    So i will not get the full carers allowance because we get esa 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,522 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, you will but it's deducted £1 for £1 from your ESA and because you're already claiming ESA you can't be paid the full carers allowance twice. You'll have £36 per week backdated to the start of the PIP award.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • needham1973needham1973 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    How long does take you get first payment of Carers allowance
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,522 Disability Gamechanger
    Depends on backlog. Mine took 10 weeks.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,549 Scope community team
    Hello @needham1973 and welcome to the community. How long have you been waiting? Hopefully it won't be too long. As Poppy said, it can vary depending on back log. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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