Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken was to process benefit applications subject to delay due to backlog in the last period for which figures are available; and what assessment she has made of the effect of those delays on the time taken to process (a) cases in which one year's disability living allowance back payment is outstanding one month after a court decision on those payments and (b) other such urgent cases.

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

The information requested is not available. However, the statistics that the Department publishes on clearance times, ie for Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment only, can be found in the links below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-support-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-independence-payment-statistics

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