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DWP Assessment Rule Change means people on PIP could get £5000 back pay

happyfella
happyfella Community member Posts: 478 Pioneering
Does anyone know anything about this. My friend sent me an article about the above, but to be honest the article is not great. I am just wondering if anyone has contacted DWP over this and if you were turned down for DWP and then given DWP after applying again if you are affected by this.

When I first applied for PIP I got 0 points. To cut a story short there were lots of lies on the report and it led to my MP getting involved and then there were two seperate investigations

The investigations which took place, one independent and one by the DWP found that the assessor lied. However, I was told that the points would not be changed and I would have to appeal even though they knew the report was not right.

I was told to appeal but then my advisor said this could take more than a year and it would be quicker to re-apply. I re-applied and sailed through and got full PIP for both.

So, because I do not know about the above rule change I am just wondering if this is something they are talking about.

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