Government confirms process for reviewing PIP claims following Upper Tribunal decisions relating to Mobility Activity 1
All claimants who are reviewed will be notified of the outcome which will carry standard appeal rights
The government has confirmed the process for reviewing personal independence payment (PIP) claims following two Upper Tribunal decisions relating to Mobility Activity 1.
With all PIP claims affected by the Upper Tribunal judgments in MH v SSWP (PIP) and RJ, GMcL and CS v SSWP (PIP) due to be reviewed, the Minister for Disabled People Sarah Newton yesterday placed a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to the review process in the House of Commons Library.
The FAQs confirm that -
NB - if claimants were disallowed PIP before the date of the relevant Upper Tribunal decision - 28 November 2016 in the case of MH (difficulty planning a journey due to psychological distress) and 9 March 2017 in the case of RJ (the ability to walk safely) - their case will not be reviewed as part of this exercise.
Claimants who think one or both of the Upper Tribunal decisions may apply to them should consider making a new claim.
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