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Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd July 2018.

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Photo of Heidi Allen Heidi Allen Conservative, South Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of disability living allowance with multiple sclerosis received the higher rate of mobility support as a result of being unable or virtually unable to walk because of a physical disability in the 12 months before the roll-out of personal independence payment.

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

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

The available information on the number of individuals in receipt of Disability Living Allowance payments by medical condition and date is published and can be found at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk

Guidance for users is available at:

https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html

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