Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Russell Brown Russell Brown Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with MS have been awarded (a) personal independence payment and (b) the enhanced mobility award of personal independence payment to date.

Photo of Russell Brown Russell Brown Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish or place in the Library a breakdown of personal independence payment by claimants' main disabling condition in a similar format to the information previously provided on disability living allowance claimants.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

Information on the number of claimants in receipt of personal independence payment, by a range of detailed breakdowns, has been published and can be found at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at: https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm.

Breakdowns by main disabling condition are currently available against 21 high level descriptors. From 17 December more detailed breakdowns of main disabling condition, including multiple sclerosis, will be available.

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