Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants there were for personal independence payment in the special rules for terminal illness stream in (a) 2017, (b) 2016 and (c) 2015.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many successful applicants there were for personal independence payment in the special rules for terminal illness stream in (a) 2017, (b) 2016 and (c) 2015.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken to process personal independence applications in the special rules for terminal illness stream was in (a) 2017, (b) 2016 and (c) 2015.

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

The latest available data on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) registrations and clearances split by Terminally Ill Indicator (whether the claim was made under Normal Rules or Special Rules for the Terminally Ill) and clearance type (whether the claim was awarded, disallowed or withdrawn) every month for both new claims and reassessed claims, can be found on Stat Xplore at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/.

Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html.

The latest available data on the average clearance times in working days for PIP claims every month from April 2013 to July 2018 for Special Rules for the Terminally Ill for both New Claims and Reassessments can be found in Table 5B of the tables: “Data tables: Personal Independence Payment: Official Statistics to July 2018” at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-july-2018

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