Each individual receiving Private Independence Funds (PIP) may have their declare reviewed, the Division for Work and Pensions has stated.
A complete of 1.6 million of the primary incapacity profit claims might be reviewed, with round 220,000 individuals anticipated to obtain extra money.
It comes after the DWP determined to not problem a courtroom ruling that stated modifications to PIP have been unfair to individuals with psychological well being circumstances.
The assessment might value £three.7bn by 2023.
The minister for disabled individuals, Sarah Newton, stated the DWP was embarking on a “complicated train and of appreciable scale.”
She added: “While we shall be working at tempo to finish this train it is crucial that we get it proper.”
Ministers made modifications to PIP in 2017 which restricted the quantity of help individuals with psychological well being circumstances might obtain.
In consequence, individuals who have been unable to journey independently on the grounds of psychological misery – versus different circumstances – weren’t entitled to the improved mobility fee of the profit.
The federal government pressed forward with the proposals, regardless of criticism from an unbiased tribunal in 2016.
However in December, a Excessive Courtroom decide dominated the alterations “blatantly discriminate” towards individuals with psychiatric issues and have been a breach of their human rights.
Final week, new Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey introduced the federal government would not appeal against the judgement, regardless of not agreeing with sure features of it.
Mark Atkinson, chief government at incapacity charity Scope, stated extra was wanted to deal with the problems with PIP.
“Whereas it is essential that the federal government urgently identifies and pays the huge numbers of disabled individuals who misplaced out on this very important help, this won’t tackle the basis of the issue,” he stated.
“The basically flawed PIP evaluation wants a radical overhaul so it precisely identifies the additional prices disabled individuals face.”
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