Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

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

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Photo of Laura Pidcock Laura Pidcock Labour, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria his Department applies when assessing claimants with mental health issues for Personal Independence Payments.

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

All claims to Personal Independence Payment are assessed against all ten daily living activities and two mobility activities as set out in Schedule 1 of the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013 and other provisions relating to entitlement or payment. A copy of the Regulations can be accessed here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/377/contents.

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