DWP Advise Failed PIP Claimants To Try Again, But Admit They Will Still Unlawfully Turn Them Down

Same Difference

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The DWP is advising claimants who were refused PIP before 28 November 2016 to consider claiming again if they experience overwhelming psychological distress in relation to planning and following journeys. However, in the same document the DWP also admit that they will still unlawfully refuse an award to those who claim again, though they may put right the mistake at a later date.

MH decision

Back in January of this year, we revealed that the DWP had abandoned their attempts to discriminate against claimants with mental health conditions and instead undertaken to abide by the judgement made in a case known as MH.

In MH, the court ruled that changes to the law made by the DWP in March 2017 were unlawful. The changes had been designed to make it it much harder for claimants who have difficulty going out because of…

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