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mistake on Carers claim form - Carers UK Forum

mistake on Carers claim form

All about money
Hello

I hope someone can advise me, i care for my wife who has mobility problems and impaired vision, after waiting 13 months for her PIP claim this week she was awarded PIP on 17th Sept

I obtained a carers form to make my claim which was posted off the following day, so will most likely have reached them today, the problem is i didn't realise i could ask for my carers all ounce to be backdated 12 weeks, my fault not reading the notes provided with the form, and
on the question where it asked when i wanted the claim to start from i put the day the award letter claim, 17th Sept, feeling a bit stupid now not checking the notes.

so now stand to loose 12 weeks back dated pay or do they automatically pay the 12 weeks ?
Firstly, congratulations for winning your wife`s pip battle.

If you phone up the CA office and explain to them you have made a genuine mistake (being a stressed carer they will understand) and may be able to sort out a retrospective claim for you. I always find the staff at CA and DLA office easier to deal with and more helpful than the DWP who seem to see everyone as scroungers.

Good luck, and let us know how you get on.xx
Thank you so much for your reply, i will let you all know how it goes.