Backdating of employment and support allowance
However, after the 'assessment phase' of around 13 weeks Employment and Support Allowance is only payable if you meet the ' Work Capability Assessment' rules.
Most people are asked to go to a face to face assessment to see if they meet the criteria, this may be in a local health centre or if you have particular health needs an assessor may come to your home.
Around £970m for backdated payments ongoing costs and could be more…
#DWPchaos https://t.co/NDcb Aj9x2e — Debbie Abrahams MP (@Debbie_abrahams) October 17, 2018 In a written statement to MPs, DWP minister Sarah Newton said it was looking into 570,000 cases in total, with the majority of the first 320,000 announced in December expected to be finished by April.
A second wave of 250,000, announced in July, will be worked on through 2019.
That’s why Rethink Mental Illness, as part of Mental Health UK, have set up a new website.
Added to this, the cost of paying them extra after their claims have been corrected is estimated to add another £700 million over the next seven years, taking the total additional bill to £1.67 billion, an internal documents released today show. Internal analysis from the Department of Work and Pensions said: ‘The Department estimates it will pay £970 million in historic underpayments largely over the financial years 2018//20.