Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals (a) have been reassessed by Atos for personal independence payments (PIPs) in place of disability living allowance, (b) are now in receipt of PIP and (c) did not qualify for PIP in each area of (i) Suffolk, (ii) England and (iii) Wales since 2010.

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

Decisions on claims to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are made by Departmental Decision Makers and are based on all the evidence presented by the claimant, evidence from health care professionals and advice received by the independent Assessment Providers following an assessment.

The available information on registrations, clearances and awards for claims to PIP by claimants in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, at parliamentary constituency, local authority and regional level, have been published in the data tables accompanying the latest, quarterly statistical release: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-october-2014.

Information on the number of claimants currently in receipt of PIP, by a range of regional 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.

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