Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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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 who were awarded a score of zero in the assessment of the (a) mobility and (b) daily living components of the personal independence payment in each month of the most recent 12 months for which data is available.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton 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) in each month for 1st November 2016 to 31st October 2017, the most recent twelve months for which data is available.

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

Nov 2016

6,430

460

11,480

Dec 2016

5,070

370

8,890

Jan 2017

5,760

460

9,740

Feb 2017

5,100

390

9,420

Mar 2017

5,930

440

10,860

Apr 2017

4,660

360

8,290

May 2017

5,980

490

11,720

June 2017

6,350

520

12,930

July 2017

6,700

630

13,740

Aug 2017

5,680

570

12,750

Sep 2017

5,540

490

12,250

Oct 2017

6,940

600

15,320

Total

70,150

5,780

137,380

Source: PIP Computer System

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