Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Chair, Backbench Business Committee, Chair, Backbench Business Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment assessment appointments failed to take place as a result of double booking of appointments between 2010 and 2015.

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

Since Personal Independence Payment was rolled out from April 2013, 2,134 claimants have been sent home because the number of claimants attending scheduled appointments exceeds expectations. This represents 0.4% of the total number of claimants seen. This information is sourced from Atos and Capita Management Information records and has not been quality assured.

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