Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

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

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who were previously in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a reassessment for personal independence payments applied for mandatory reconsideration of the decision in each year since 2013.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who were in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a reassessment for personal independence payments appealed the decision at tribunal in each year since 2013; and how many of those people had (a) the decision overturned and (b) their mobility award increased from none or standard rate to the higher rate.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who are new claimants of personal independence payments (PIP) did not receive an award during their initial PIP assessment but subsequently received an award at (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) tribunal in each year since 2013.

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

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