As part of implementing the MH Upper Tribunal judgment, the Department for Work and Pensions will carry out an administrative exercise in order to ensure that claimants receive the correct award. We will be going through all cases in receipt of PIP and all decisions made since the judgment in MH to identify anyone who may be entitled to more as a result of the judgment. This review will include claimants who are currently receiving the standard rate of the PIP mobility component and experience psychological distress.
The Department will directly contact anyone who is affected and additional payments will be backdated to the effective date in each claim. The effective date will be either the date of the claim or the date of the MH judgment (November 2016), whichever is the later date. Claimants do not need to write to DWP in order to receive the correct award.