Personal Independence Payment: Motor Neurone Disease

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th February 2018.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Labour/Co-operative, Leigh

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with motor neurone disease were awarded personal independence payment at (a) the enhanced rate for daily living and mobility, (b) the standard rate for daily living and the enhanced rate for mobility, (c) the standard rate for mobility and the enhanced rate for daily living and (d) the standard rate for daily living and mobility between 6 April 2016 and 5 April 2017.

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

The table below shows the number of people awarded Personal Independence Payment (PIP) with motor neurone disease, as recorded on the PIP Computer System, that were awarded either one or both of the Mobility and Daily living rates of PIP between 6th April 2016 and 5th April 2017.

Table showing number of people awarded PIP by award level between 6th April 2016 and 5th April 2017 with main disabling condition recorded as Motor Neurone Disease.

PIP Daily Living Award Type

PIP Current Mobility Award Type

Mobility Award - Enhanced

Mobility Award - Standard

Daily Living - Enhanced

650

40

Daily Living - Standard

40

30

Source: PIP Computer System.

Notes:

  • Figures are based on the first outcome recorded for each case and include both new claims and DLA reassessment claims assessed under both normal rules and special rules.
  • Data has been rounded to the nearest 10 cases; totals less than 5 but greater than 0 are indicated by “#”.
  • This is unpublished data and it should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.
  • Data is based on main disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer system. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.
  • Data taken from the PIP computer system’s management information.
  • Figures are for Great Britain only.

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