Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of personal independence payments that will be successfully appealed in the next 12 months.

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

PIP replaced DLA for people of working age in April this year in parts of the North of England, alongside other reforms which require individuals to seek a reconsideration of the decision from DWP before they can lodge an appeal direct with Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service. It was extended nationally in June.

To date only a small number of mandatory reconsiderations have been received and it is too early to form a reliable estimate of the proportion of decisions which will be successfully appealed.

The timetable for release of PIP statistics is provided in the publication strategy.

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