Just to give you an idea of how much the UK benefit system screws people over.
Last year, I had an overpayment on my child tax credits, within days, they had set the system up to start taking payments out of the child tax credits I was getting. It was literally that quick.
I rang around all the benefit people to let them know I had won PIP and if I was now entitled to anything extra (I know I am, but I was being nice) This is the timeline
14/1 Tribunal: Congratulations you have been awarded PIP
18/1 PIP: You have to wait till the 12th Feb
25/1 Council Office: You have to wait til the 1st Feb
25/1 Tax Credits: You have to wait till the 8th Feb
Also keep in mind, that the tribunal normally informs everyone, but nop some hadn’t been done, so I made sure I did it. That means on top of the 18 months I have at least another month and it is frustrating, if you can set up a system in 48 hours for me paying them back, surely they can set up a system in the same amount of time to pay me back.
Unless of course they just keep hoping I am going to go away, but if anyone believes that they are a bigger idiot than Teresa May thinking her deal is going to go through