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Please help! Pip and mobility querie

To cut a long story short, in 2014 I was awarded higher rate p.i.p but no mobility points... After 3yrs an assessment was required and I managed to get a home visit. After that I still got higher p.i.p and higher mobility, my problem is that from the very beginning I've had the same problem as I had when awarded both. Obviously writing the application and the lady seeing me in the flesh had massive differences. Is there anyway I can be backdated from the beginning of my claim? My medical notes would show I suffered the same illness from day one. Thankyou. 

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  • lindadeniselindadenise Member Posts: 302 Pioneering
    No you can only get it backdated to when you do your F2f to be reassessed.




  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Melieha and welcome

    Sorry, unfortunately the short answer is no. I can understand you asking but if you were unhappy with the award in 2014 you should have appealed it then, or within a maximum of thirteen months.
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • MeliehaMelieha Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I've never received benefits until I got sick. I was just happy to get pip. I didn't realise I could appeal
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Its no fault of yours, the benefit system is difficult to understand. How long have you been given until your next review ?
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    When is your next review? I’m sorry but there’s no way you could appeal the decision now you should not have waited this long. Do you have a social worker or not? 
  • MeliehaMelieha Member Posts: 5 Listener
    No social worker, I had no clue until I read something last week about people having their claim reassesd because wrong points given
  • MeliehaMelieha Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Was supposed Togo 3 weeks ago but cancelled as was ill. Now I'm trying to get a home visit instead of the long journey they want me to travel. They said I have to get a letter from gp to say home visit is more appropriate with my illness. Did that now ivegotto pay £35 for the letter off Dr. Even Dr said they could and should have requested the info from him. 
  • MeliehaMelieha Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I applied by form in the post, I got the higher pip no mobility for 3yrs thenihad my first f2f and got higher on both
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Ask your doctor if they can type a letter which you can use to back up your claim. My son’s orthopedist kindly supported us by writing a letter to support my application for DLA last year at my request. I even had some leftover photocopies of medical reports and letters from the doctors and therapists involved with us.
    Also I recommend reading all the descriptors carefully. When I was making a claim I circled the descriptors that applied to our particular situation. There are online self assessment tools you can use- http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Melieha said:
    No social worker, I had no clue until I read something last week about people having their claim reassesd because wrong points given
    That's only for those with decisions made after a certain date, which i think is 2016. Your 2014 award would not be one of those decisions that will be looked at again. As others have said there's nothing you can do about that past 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.
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