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Personal Independence Payment: Greater Manchester

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Rebecca Long-Bailey Rebecca Long-Bailey Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data she holds in relation to the number of claimants of disability living allowance in (a) Salford and Eccles constituency and (b) Greater Manchester, that were not awarded personal independence payments as a result of work capability assessments conducted by Atos between 2010 and 2018.

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

DWP case managers make decisions on all Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims based on the PIP2 questionnaire completed by the claimant, any additional evidence they have submitted, the report from the assessment provider and any additional information the assessment provider has requested, for example information from the claimant’s GP.

The work capability assessment is a feature of assessing entitlement to Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and is not part of the PIP assessment process.

The Department publishes a range of detailed statistics for PIP on Stat-Xplore: 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.

These statistics include monthly clearances (decisions) since PIP was introduced in April 2013. Clearance figures can be broken down by clearance type (e.g. whether the claim was awarded, disallowed pre-referral to an assessment provider, disallowed at assessment or withdrawn) and by reassessment type (i.e. whether the claimant was making a new claim or was undergoing Daily Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP reassessment). All clearance data can be broken down by parliamentary constituency and by local authority. Local authorities can be combined to generate other geographies such as Greater Manchester.

All PIP claimants in the Greater Manchester area were assessed by Independent Assessment Services (previously known as ATOS).

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