Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of David Linden David Linden SNP Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people missed their appointment for a personal independence payment assessment in the last 12 months; and what proportion of all such assessments that figure represents.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Between November 1st 2016 and October 31st 2017, 42,380 claimants who were referred for a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment failed to attend their assessment.

This accounted for 5% of all claims which were referred for assessment.

Data is taken from the PIP computer system’s management information and covers PIP assessments where the initial decision was made between 1st November 2016 and 31st October 2017, the latest date for which published data is available. Figures include new claims and DLA (Disability Living Allowance) to PIP reassessment claims made under PIP Normal Rules.

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