Change to Personal Independence Payment criteria January 2017

In March 2017 the DWP changed the criteria for the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment. A Court has recently decided that the DWP shouldn’t have amended the criteria in this way and the criteria for the mobility component has reverted to how they were originally.

The Secretary of State, Ester McVey, has made a statement to Parliament about how the Department will deal with the latest Court decision,

‘The Department for Work and Pensions will now undertake an exercise to go through all affected cases in receipt of PIP and all decisions made following the judgment in MH to identify anyone who may be entitled to more as a result of the judgment. We will then write to those individuals affected, and all payments will be backdated to the effective date in each individual claim.’

We have updated our appeals guides to reflect the Court decision

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