I'm confused with dla and pip.
After waiting since end of January for a decision on my pip I finally get a letter today, I'm getting the standard rate on mobility, (I was on higher rate on dla for an indefinite period of time) and I'm getting standard care, which I did not receive on dla, yes this is good but as I was on dla and a change of circumstances in my health meant I had to apply now for pip they will not backdate it. They say it is because you cannot get paid for both at the same time, well obviously. So they have a cut off date for dla and a start date for pip, hmm are you with me so far? But I'm not getting paid for both at the same time, yes on the mobility payment but I've never had the care component so why would they not backdate that to my application date? Help I'm confused. What makes this worse is, if I had never had dla in the first place and this was an initial claim for pip it would all have been backdated. I know this as my son in law who had his assessment for pip within two wks of mine has been awarded the same as me standard mobility and standard care but both those payments are backdated to his original date. There has to be something wrong here as you are now discriminated against if you were already on dla but not if your claim is an initial claim straight on pip. Can anyone help me with this please x