In the words of Victor Meldrew, “I don’t believe it!”
My recent application and assessment to transfer to PIP went much more smoothly and a good deal quicker than I anticipated. It was granted as of 2nd September. I received a DLA payment on 11th August which meant the next payment would be due on 8th September. I thought the transition would be seamless. However my last DLA payment was paid into my account on 1st September.
I rang the DWP and spoke to a very nice chap who told me that changing from DLA to PIP can often mean the timing of payments is adjusted and that I would receive the next payment of less than four weeks today, 22nd September but that the system wasn’t telling him the amount. Ok, fair enough.
Anyway I checked my bank account this morning, and no payment has gone in, so I rang the DWP again and again spoke to a very nice chap, it might even have been the same one. I explained, so he checked and told me I would receive twenty seven days PIP on 29th September, thereafter the full amount every four weeks.
i asked why I had been told a payment would be made in 22nd he said, “Well, as things change over it sometimes involves a bit big guesswork!”
The DWP operating on guesswork? I DON’T BELIEVE IT!