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It says on the government website that DLA will run on for 4 weeks after the PIP decision. I was on low rate care and mobility DLA, scored 8 points for DL and 4 points mobility so I will be getting Standard DL and no mobility. My PIP decision letter dated 27th Aug states that they are going to pay PIP from 28th September but cannot pay mobility from 3 Jun which is when I first phoned to switch to PIP when I got their letter.
I got my daughter to ring today to find out what this means and yes, I was correct, they are stopping my mobility DLA from 3rd Jun. This means that they reckon they have overpaid me by nearly £200 and will therefore not be paying me any PIP until the end of October (my last DLA payment was nd of Aug).
I said that that is not right, that that is now how it is supposed to work and the person said to my daughter that this is what they have 'decided' that they are allowed to do now and it's a new rule. I have not seen this written anywhere and my benefits advisor certainly does not know this. Has this happened to anyone else? Can I challenge this as it leaves me without money for a month and will push me into my overdraft once my direct debits come out - Unless I decide not to eat for a month of course...
How can they do this in arrears, I was not warned this could happen, they stop my money in June but don't tell me they have done it till the end of August?!
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