Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness:Written question - 124308

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Asked on: 23 January 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 19 January 2018, HCWS414, what the timetable is for claimants to be informed if they are entitled to a back payment.
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Answered by: Sarah Newton
Answered on: 29 January 2018

We are working with stakeholders to change the PIP assessment guide so that we can implement the judgment. Once we have completed this exercise we will be carrying out an administrative exercise to review cases that may be eligible and ensure that claimants receive the correct award. This will be a complex exercise and of considerable scale, as we will be reconsidering approximately 1.6 million claims. Whilst we will be working at pace to complete this exercise it is important that we get it right.

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