My client was notified in December 2021 that her child had been awarded DLA care at the highest rate with effect from August 2021.
In January 2022 the client reported a change of circumstances and soon afterwards her UC was increased by the child disability addition and the carer element. But she has still not received a back payment of these elements covering the period from when the DLA award started to when she reported a change of circumstances, despite the client chasing this up on her journal. There doesn’t appear to have been a decision that she isn’t entitled to a back payment – the DWP appear to be still thinking about it.
Is the non-payment of this amount susceptible to a mandatory reconsideration request? If not are we in judicial review territory?
All thoughts welcome.