Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th March 2015.

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Photo of Pamela Nash Pamela Nash Labour, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence payment claims in (a) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (b) North Lanarkshire, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in each month since April 2013 were disallowed pre-referral to the assessment providers; and how many such claims were disallowed due to the claimant not returning the Part 2 form within the time limit.

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

I refer the hon. Member to the Written Answer I gave the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Tom Greatrex, to his question UIN 223341, published on the Question and Answer system on 4 February.

Latest Great Britain figures relating to the number of claims disallowed pre-referral to the assessment providers for both PIP new claims and reassessments were published on 18 March as part of our quarterly PIP official statistics release and can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-independence-payment-statistics, and in particular table 2Bi of the data tables https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/412878/tables-pip-statistics-apr-2013-to-jan-2015.xls.

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