Personal Independence Payment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Pamela Nash Pamela Nash Labour, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) what average time was taken between an application for personal independence payment being made and receipt of payment for claims made in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) England in each year since introduction of personal independence payment;

(2) what average time was taken between an application for personal independence payment being made and receipt of payment for claims made in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area in each year since introduction of personal independence payment.

Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) what the average time taken to resolve personal independence payment claims is; and for how long the longest outstanding personal independence claim has been awaiting resolution;

(2) how many personal independence payment claims had not had a decision more than four weeks after receipt by his Department.

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

The information you have requested is not currently available. Statistics on clearance times are intended for future publication but releasing them at this stage would give an incorrect representation of the process since the system has not yet reached maturity, and further quality assurance of the data is required.

Information regarding Northern Ireland is a matter for the Northern Ireland Office.

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