Personal Independence Payment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) whether Capita will incur penalties for delays in carrying out personal independence payments assessments;

(2) whether Capita have been given additional funding to deal with backlogs of personal independence payments assessments.

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

The information is as follows:

(1) The information is commercial in confidence.

(2) The Department regularly meets with both Assessment Providers to discuss performance. Failure to meet contractual obligations will result in the Department applying service credits (financial remedies) in line with the contract.

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