Personal Independence Payment: Glasgow

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

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Photo of Ged Killen Ged Killen Labour/Co-operative, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the causes of unsuccessful transfers from disability living allowance to personal independence payments in the Glasgow area, and if will she make a statement.

Photo of Ged Killen Ged Killen Labour/Co-operative, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to investigate the causes of the high proportion of unsuccessful transfers of disability living allowance claiminats to personal independence payments in the Glasgow area.

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

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has different eligibility criteria and takes a more holistic view of a person’s health condition or disability and the impact it has on their ability to live an independent life, compared to Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

Therefore, when someone on DLA is invited to claim PIP and is reassessed, the level of their award may stay the same, go up, down or cease altogether depending on the claimants assessed level of needs.

Source: Stat-Xplore – www.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk

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