pip and mobility back pay.from 2016

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Has anyone had there pip awards renewed since the new law changed for mobility you can get for distress when travelling .they said millions of previous claims that did not receive it are entitled to back pay from 2016.has anyone here had any back pay and mobility at enhanced rate.if so do they get in touch with you or do you have to see if your entitled or get in touch with dwp.appreciate if anyone can give a little info on this or advice what to do thanks my new lovely forum friends from me keith x

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    Hi,

    The changes won't affect everyone. They could affect those that had their decision after 16th March 2017 because that was when the descriptor changed and the word "other than Psychological distress " was added. If your decision was made before this date then the new rule changes won't affect you and there will be no backpay. 

    DWP will review 160,000 PIP claims and this isn't going to be done over night. It could take years to get through all those claims. There's no need to contact them. IF there's any changes to be made to anyone's PIP claim then DWP will contact you.

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      Thanks Denise you're a star my claim was put in in April 2017 kept me on same rate standard I was already on due to conditions worsening had orcidectomy op and caused me more severe depression applied to get enhanced rate and mobility they kept it th same standard rate.went to consideration and then a tribunal in April again this year and still kept it the same threw 3 appeals.they sent me a rewiev award again in may I sent it back with a gp letter stating my self harming and depression has got worse .and advises them not to give his patient me consideration and thought am awaiting my final decision now both again what do you think of this cheers doll keith x

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      Hi Keith,

      Ok so you took it all the way to Tribunal and still the decision remained the same. In this case for you it's totally different. Your Tribunal was in April 2018 and the rule changes were made for the 2nd time towards the end of last year, exact date i'm unsure of without looking.

      When you had your Tribunal they would have taken in consideration the new rules for this descriptor and not the old ones, because you lost your Tribunal and the decision remained the same then this means that this descriptor doesn't or didn't apply to you at that time. If you had met the conditions for the descriptor the Tribunal would have definitely awarded you Enhanced mobility but unfortunately they didn't.

      Will your PIP be one of the ones that's reviewed, i highly doubt it will be because you lost the Tribunal.

      As you have now had yet another review then you'll have to wait to see what the decision will be. If it's not what your happy with then it's MR then Tribunal again. Fingers crossed for you this time. Good luck.

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    My son was awarded lower rate mobility when he had his review last year for going out mental distress 10 points i think it was and hes not had a letter..so i dont think it applies to everybody
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      Hi,

      For your son it will totally depend on when the decision was made on his current claim. Not all claims will be reviewed and the ones that will be, not all will qualify. Which ever way we look at it, it's going to be a long time before DWP contact anyone.

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