The DWP has had to reduce the number of claimants being forced to move from DLA to PIP in the coming year because staff have been diverted to correcting previous PIP errors. Many claimants will now have a reprieve until later in 2020 or even 2021.
The news was released in a written statement just before the Christmas break, by Sarah Newton Minister of State for Disabled People.
Newton revealed that over 250 staff have been taken on by the DWP to review previous PIP decisions where errors may have been made in relation to cases known as MH and RJ.
The MH decision dealt with overwhelming psychological distress whilst RJ related to safety and supervision.
So far, 140,000 cases have been looked at and 1,000 have been paid arrears of, on average, £4,500.
But, because the 250 staff are not enough to…
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