Well it is about time, for if this was in reverse the DWP would have been requesting repayment, like yesterday.
But that is unfortunately how it is, but should not be, for these payments are a lifeline for all these claimants and what happen s if they are already deceased for those payments should be due to their estate and paid accordingly to whom their estate was addressed to. But that will nit happen, but it should and what was the result with any investigation of why the DWP got it all so wrong in the first placed, no accountability at all.
A year after we first wrote about it, the DWP have finally begun a search for PIP claimants owed up to £16,000 in PIP back payments.
This latest review follows a supreme court decision in July 2019 which found that the DWP had not been awarding the correct points to some claimants with mental health conditions who need prompting or social support to engage face-to-face with other people.
Back on 17 September 2020 the DWP announced that they were now following the decision of the supreme court and that they would be reviewing awards made between 6 April 2016 and 17 September 2020 to identify claimants owed money.
But it has taken another full year before Therese Coffey finally announced last week that the review had begun
Amongst PIP claimants who may have missed out are:
people who have regular meetings with a…
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