Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 31st January 2017.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the total number of people assessed for personal independence payment (PIP) who have been awarded a total score of zero in the assessment process for the (a) mobility and (b) daily living component part in each year since the introduction of PIP.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The table below gives statistics on the number of cases given a total of zero points at assessment for the a) mobility and b) daily living components of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) each year since the introduction of PIP.

Table 1 – number of cases scoring zero points at assessment for PIP

Zero mobility, non-zero daily living

Zero daily living, non-zero mobility

Zero mobility and zero daily living

Total

Apr 13 - Mar 14

8,600

1,000

4,800

14,400

Apr 14 - Mar 15

77,800

7,500

52,900

138,300

Apr 15 - Mar 16

70,600

6,700

93,400

170,700

Apr 16 - Oct 16 (part year)

46,500

4,400

83,000

133,900

Notes:

  • Figures are for Great Britain only.
  • PIP data includes normal rules claimants, and is for both new claims and Disability Living Allowance to PIP reassessment claims. Cases assessed under special rules for the terminally ill have been excluded.
  • Data has been rounded to the nearest 100.
  • Rows may not sum due to rounding.

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