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Personal Independence Payment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 57124, tabled on 15 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Supreme Court judgment in Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Appellant) v MM (Respondent) (Scotland) [2019] UKSC 34, if she will confirm that her Department's review of PIP claims since 6 April 2016 will not negatively impact claims and result in claimants' payments being increased and backdated accordingly.

Answered on

25 October 2021

We are not planning to invite claimants for an assessment or require them to complete an additional application form as part of this review. However, we may contact claimants, their representatives or carers for more information, so that we can make a decision on their claim.

I can confirm awards will not be reduced as part of this exercise. If claimants are entitled to more PIP following a review, they will have their award increased and will receive backdated payments.

While it is too early in the process for us to give a date by which we expect to have completed all the reviews, I would like to provide reassurance that we are committed to ensuring that claimants get the PIP they are entitled to.