After this noticeable change of tact, the DWP is searching for current and past claimants who were affected by this change dating back to April 2016.
The Government body said: “This includes looking again at some claims we decided on or after April 6, 2016, where PIP was awarded because of needing ‘prompting’ to engage with other people face to face.
“We will now consider whether they need ‘social support’. This includes some claims where we did not award PIP.
“If we decide that you should get more PIP, then your award will usually be backdated to 6 April 2016.