Personal Independence Payment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd December 2015.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many reassessments of personal independent payments (PIP) have been appealed since the introduction of PIP.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many personal independence payment (PIP) reassessment appeals have been upheld since the introduction of PIP.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister for Equalities (Department for Education), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The First-tier TribunalSocial Security and Child Support (SSCS), administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) decisions on a range of benefits including Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Information on overall volumes of PIP appeals received is published by the Ministry of Justice in Tribunal Statistics Quarterly. The most recent report, for the period July to September 2015, can be viewed at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2015

Between April 2013 (when PIP was introduced) and September 2015 (the latest period for which statistics are available, 3713 PIP reassessment appeals were upheld.

HMCTS does not hold accurate information on the overall volumes of PIP reassessment appeals received.

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