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Pip appeal

Hi does anyone know how long after winning a pip appeal I get back dated money?

It has been three weeks and I am so far behind with bills I'm so stressed .

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Just adding this link there is a helpline during the week as well you might find helpful healthunlocked.com/fibromya... saw this post after I’ve just replied to your 0ther one, x

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Th I've been through the tribunal appeal I won but no money as yet

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They don't rush have you got a telephone number you could ring someti.es a quick call jolts them to get a move on it worked fo me.

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Give it another week and will try ringing

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It should be back dated to the day you applied x

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Firstly, good for you winning your appeal,how'd you manage that?probably another week I think .

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Well done on winning your appeal. I have been through it as well. They make you feel as if you are telling lies about your illness.

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Thank you for repling yes it makes you feel like a liar and I was happy that was proved not to be true

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Thankyou

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Did you win your appeal?I was traumatized by thier questioning tactics

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It wasn't easy

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Because I wasn't lying at my assessment but wasn't asked the right questions about my health but thank goodness they believed me at the tribunal.

I so hope you are right as I'm borrowing on the strength as no money

Thank god for family.

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Yes first time they never asked about fibro but asked me to describe dercums disease lumps but second time asked about some fibro issues but none about symptoms with dercums disease so can't wait to see how third time lucky goes.

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Ty

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Hi sky it does tend to be about 6 weeks .You could say between 5 and 8 etc do check bank though you sometimes get money well before a letter has been known.you could phone once a week if you wish if it does not get you down being fobed off sometimes .payments number 0345 850 3322

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Thank you very much may be there is light at the end of the tunnel then ..by the way loving your pic

Me and my son's big Liverpool fans .

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I you will be glad it is over all the stress .i a think Liverpool will be champions this year only reason put picture up 😊.Hope your copeing and do not wait to long

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Thank you and yes Liverpool all the way😀😀😀😀

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I waited eight weeks but got 3 months back pay, well worth it when it eventually came, good luck, sending virtual hugs x

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Oh I hope so bills are stacking up when I asked dwp for some kind of help they told me I got family and friends!

So need asap

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Back pay ought to be paid with Wonga style interest to offset the borrowing mess folks are likely to get into waiting. But off course, it doesn't. Thank goodness for family indeed!!! Wonder what those that don't have relatives with generous pockets do? It is a bad business. Hope you get your money soon. 6-8 weeks I'd guess.

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That is what I thought too

But I'm praying before six as bills just mounting up .

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Hi mine came through by week three .

I phoned after the first week and the lady said three weeks .

They then phoned me asked a couple of questions and then the money went in five working days later x

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Thank you

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I had a phone call Monday so hoping for some luck.

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Oh thanks very much

It's four weeks on Wednesday so if no joy will give them a ring.

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It takes about 6 weeks. Quite often the money is in your bank account before you receive the letter confirming the amount that is being paid.

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Looks like going to be about eight weeks unless I'm lucky just phoned them now no signs as yet they still looking my notes

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Hi it normally takes about 6 weeks for it to be paid into your bank. Plus with the backpay sometimes you don’t always get it. When I rang up about mine they told me that the backpay was upto the adjudicators descretion. Hope you don’t have to wait too much longer xx

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Thank you I have just come off the phone she said should be by end of September

So go in on right weeks then if it is

It's really hard to live

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Tell me about it hun. Well fingers crossed it gets sorted before the end of the month xx

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Thank you

I had a phone call yesterday asking for confirmation and was asked security questions so I am praying it's now days not weeks before I get something

If it wasn't for my sister helping I would be starving.

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Yay that’s good. Fingers crossed the next couple of days. Bless it’s boody horrible having handouts off friends and family isn’t it. I’ve been there many a times. And at times you won’t ask because of too much pride. A big thank you to your sister for making sure that you have got food in for you to have. Sending gentle hugs your way xx

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Big thanks Debbie

It's not easy and yes been ever so grateful to my sis

Government don't care how you manage in between

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