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Personal Independence Payment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th February 2014.

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Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry Conservative, Wealden

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the mean average time taken to process an application for a personal independence payment from receipt of application to determination is; and what the longest time taken to determine any such application is.

Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many and what proportion of decided personal independence payments claims, which were not made under the special rules for terminally ill people, have been (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful, by claimants resident in (i) Washington and Sunderland West constituency, (ii) the North East and (iii) England in each month for which records are available;

(2) how many personal independence payments claims, not made under the special rules for terminally ill people, have been made by residents of (a) Washington and Sunderland West constituency, (b) the North East and (c) England in each month for which records are available.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) started from April 2013 and although limited data has started to feed through, we need to wait until the Department has quality assured, meaningful figures for publication. The Department is working to guidelines set by the UK Statistics Authority to ensure we are able to publish statistics that meet high quality standards at the earliest opportunity. We intend to publish official statistics on PIP from spring 2014 in line with our publication strategy:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284330/pip_stats_release_strategy_feb14.pdf

An ad-hoc release of PIP information was published on 11 February 2014.

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