PIP Mandatory Reconsideration Decisions

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at on 5 February 2024.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

As my hon. Friend Jessica Morden has just highlighted, the Department is in chaos and that is having a huge impact on claimants’ lives. As of October, there were 294,000 new personal independence payment claims waiting to be processed, with a further 445,000 claimants awaiting an award review. As of November, 24,339 people were awaiting Access to Work decisions. We are talking about hundreds of thousands of disabled people left in financial limbo, with tens of thousands waiting to start work. What message does the Minister think these huge backlogs send to disabled people, and how does she finally plan to get a grip of them?