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Personal Independence Payment: Inverclyde

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Ronnie Cowan Ronnie Cowan Scottish National Party, Inverclyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful appeals against Personal Independence Payments awards there were in Inverclyde in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Information about the volume and outcomes of appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) is published on gov.uk and the following table is a further breakdown of that information.

Year

Number of Personal Independence Payment appeals in favour of the appellant in the 1Greenock venue.

January – December 2015

83

January – September 2016 (the latest period for which figures are available)

114

1Greenock venue, includes all cases heard at this venue. Appeals are attributed to the hearing venue nearest to the appellants’ home address and for those living in Inverclyde this is the Greenock Venue.

SSCS data are registered to the venue nearest to the appellants’ home address. Data based on the appellants’ actual address cannot be retrieved but reports can be produced detailing the numbers of cases that were dealt with at one of our Regional centres or venues.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available.

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