Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister without Portfolio and Deputy Party Chair

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the processing times are for an appeal where an individual is contesting a personal independence payment decision from the start of the appeal to its conclusion.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support), administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions’ decisions on a range of benefits, including a person’s entitlement to Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

In the period 1 April 2014 to 30 June 2014 (the latest period for which data has been published) the average waiting time from receipt of a PIP appeal at the Tribunal to disposal was 14 weeks. This compares with an average processing time for all Social Security and Child Support appeals of 20 weeks in 2013/14.

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