Personal Independence Payment

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

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 8 June 2015 to Questions 767 and 768, what estimate he has made of the expected additional number of appeals against decisions not to award personal independent payments following a reassessment.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The Department has previously estimated (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmworpen/916/916we02.htm - section 9 refers) that 40% of individuals in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) undergoing a reassessment to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will appeal their decision, including individuals that are appealing against disallowance of benefit or the level of an award they have received.

Information on the number of people in receipt of DLA expected to be reassessed for entitlement to PIP was published on 19 December 2012 and is available on www.gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/timetable-for-introducing-personal-independence-payment-and-estimates-of-projected-caseloads-policy-briefing-note.

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