Personal Independence Payment: Yorkshire and the Humber

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th September 2017.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Hull and (b) East Riding of Yorkshire have appealed against his Department's decision not to grant them personal independence payments in each of the last five years; and how many of those appeals have been successful in those years.

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

The tables below show the number of appeals lodged against Personal Independence Payment claims which were disallowed at initial decision and where this decision was upheld at mandatory reconsideration, the number of these appeals where a decision has been made and the number of these appeals that were subsequently successful for the appellant, for Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire over the last five years. a) Hull

Year of appeal lodgement

Number of appeals lodged

Number of appeals with a decision

Number of successful appeals (for the appellant)

2013

#

#

#

2014

80

60

40

2015

280

260

180

2016

390

350

240

2017 (to July’17)

340

110

70

Total

1,090

830

520

*Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

**‘#‘used for instances where there are less than 5 cases. b) East Riding of Yorkshire

Year of appeal lodgement

Number of appeals lodged

Number of appeals with a decision

Number of successful appeals (for the appellant)

2013

#

#

#

2014

40

40

20

2015

180

170

100

2016

250

230

160

2017 (to July’17)

210

90

60

Total

680

560

330

*Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

**‘#‘used for instances where there are less than 5 cases.

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