Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment appeals have been made to the Social Security Tribunals by deaf claimants; and how many of those appeals have been successful.

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

The following table gives volumes of appeals lodged and overturned by year for claimants with a hearing disorder. Appeals lodged are given by the year the appeal was registered. Appeals cleared are appeals where a decision has been made and are given by the year the appeal was cleared. Appeals overturned are appeals where the DWP decision has been changed and are given by the year the appeal was cleared.

Appeals Lodged

Appeals Cleared

Appeals Overturned

2013/14

#

#

#

2014/15

300

100

#

2015/16

700

600

300

2016/17

1,100

900

500

2017/18 (data until April'17)

#

100

100

*Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.

**‘#‘used for instances where there are less than 50 cases.

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