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Some disabled people forced to transfer across to the government’s new disability benefit are missing out on thousands of pounds of backdated payments, thanks to “grossly unfair” rules, say campaigners.

Under the new personal independence payment (PIP) rules, existing disability living allowance (DLA) claimants have to apply for PIP if their circumstances change.

Most reasons fall into one of the following broad categories, but this is not a full list: If you are making a claim there is a backdating section in our online claim form.

If you have already made a claim you can ask us separately about backdating.

I always thought it was awarded from the date they received the claim (which in our case is the 26th June!

) Is this right or have they made a mistake, does anyone know??

Mayou said this was an “absurd” situation because, if the 18-year-old had made a new claim for PIP in February, he would have been entitled to a full backdated payment of the claim when it was finally awarded.

Another client, B, has terminal breast cancer, but is currently receiving only the lower rate care component of DLA.

We have been awarded dla 2 weeks ago and have been waiting for the money to hit the account.

I double checked the letter which states the entitlement date is the date that the letter was issued, so basically 15 days ago!

But despite the delays in the PIP system – with one disabled claimant even having to wait more than a year just for an assessment – the rules state that there should be no backdating of any higher awards.