Personal Independence Payment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th February 2013.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the effects will be of personal independence payment reform on people in receipt of carer's allowance by 2018.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Latest available information shows that there are over 1 million people with an established entitlement to carer's allowance (CA)(1). The Department has made information concerning the effect of personal independence payment (PIP) on people in receipt of CA in October 2015 available on its website.

(1) DWP Longitudinal Study, February 2012.

Latest estimates project there will be a net reduction of 9,000 recipients of CA (where benefit is in payment) by the end of 2018 as a consequence of reassessment for PIP.

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