After waiting for 38 weeks to hear from the DWP about my claim for PIP, I finally heard last Wednesday. After initially being told that I would be receiving a substantial amount in backpay dating back to February, I asked for a breakdown of how the figure was arrived at. I was then told that it included the Motability component. I told them that I was already in receipt of this and at this point, I was informed that as I was already in receipt of the lowest component for DLA, that I was not entitled to any arrears and I would have to wait a further 4 weeks to receive my first payment (a total then of 42 weeks).
I have paid into this country for 40 years, and all that I ask from the Government is for the money that is rightfully mine!
The politicians do not have to wait for any backpay or arrears, why should disabled people.
Oh yes, I forgot to mention that my husband, who has been my sole carer, is not able to claim Carers Allowance until the date that my new ‘award’ comes into force!!!