Back payment of child disability and carer elements

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.

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