Responding to the changes, Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, told “We set aside £3.7bn for the total cost of abiding by legal decision around PIP at the last election, this announcement amounts to less than £250m put back into the system over this parliament.
revealed in August that ministers have spent almost £40m on legal proceedings against disabled people who were not receiving the financial help they are entitled to — the vast majority of which were lost by the Government.
Carer's Allowance is paid at £62.70 a week (2017/18 rate).
The amount paid is reviewed each year in April, but isn’t necessarily increased.
This process is not backdating, it is what the law says must happen when you apply.
This rule also applies to men over pension credit age but less than aged 65 who are NOT in receipt of Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).