Personal Independence Payment: Newport East

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Jessica Morden Jessica Morden Opposition Whip (Commons), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appeals for personal independence payment were made in Newport East constituency in (a) 2017-18 and (b) since April 2018; and what proportion of those appeals were successful.

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

Since PIP was introduced 3.7m decisions have been made in Great Britain up to September 2018, of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned.

Breakdowns of the number of appeals completed in relation to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and the number and proportion of these where the decision was overturned in each parliamentary constituency in Wales (including Newport East) can be found in the tables below.

These figures include all PIP appeals; so they will contain appeals where claimants appealed for a higher PIP award as well as those appeals against a disallowance decision.

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.

The Parliamentary Constituency geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was.

Decisions overturned at appeal may include a number of appeals that have been lapsed (which is where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal).

Table 1: the number of PIP appeals and the number and proportion of these where the decision was overturned in each Welsh constituency in 2017-18.

Constituency

Number of appeals

Number of appeals where the decision was overturned

Proportion of appeals where the decision was overturned

Aberavon

310

240

79%

Aberconwy

50

30

74%

Alyn and Deeside

80

50

64%

Arfon

60

50

70%

Blaenau Gwent

170

130

79%

Brecon and Radnorshire

60

50

72%

Bridgend

110

90

81%

Caerphilly

140

110

75%

Cardiff Central

80

60

75%

Cardiff North

70

60

86%

Cardiff South and Penarth

150

120

77%

Cardiff West

120

90

71%

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

130

100

78%

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

110

80

71%

Ceredigion

90

60

70%

Clwyd South

120

90

73%

Clwyd West

80

70

80%

Cynon Valley

120

90

82%

Delyn

70

50

76%

Dwyfor Meirionnydd

50

40

75%

Gower

140

110

74%

Islwyn

150

110

74%

Llanelli

180

140

78%

Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

140

100

73%

Monmouth

120

90

74%

Montgomeryshire

20

20

70%

Neath

330

240

72%

Newport East

160

120

77%

Newport West

190

150

79%

Ogmore

110

80

70%

Pontypridd

60

40

67%

Preseli Pembrokeshire

110

90

85%

Rhondda

120

80

70%

Swansea East

260

200

76%

Swansea West

240

190

78%

Torfaen

220

170

78%

Vale of Clwyd

130

110

79%

Vale of Glamorgan

110

80

71%

Wrexham

110

60

61%

Ynys Mon

70

50

73%

Table 2: the number of PIP appeals and the number and proportion of these where the decision was overturned in each Welsh constituency between April and September 2018, the latest date for which statistics have been published.

Constituency

Number of appeals

Number of appeals where the decision was overturned

Proportion of appeals where the decision was overturned

Aberavon

80

60

72%

Aberconwy

20

10

61%

Alyn and Deeside

30

20

59%

Arfon

30

20

74%

Blaenau Gwent

70

60

76%

Brecon and Radnorshire

20

10

48%

Bridgend

50

40

81%

Caerphilly

90

70

81%

Cardiff Central

60

40

78%

Cardiff North

40

30

86%

Cardiff South and Penarth

80

60

70%

Cardiff West

80

60

70%

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

40

30

72%

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

30

30

81%

Ceredigion

40

30

65%

Clwyd South

40

30

72%

Clwyd West

40

30

69%

Cynon Valley

70

60

76%

Delyn

30

30

82%

Dwyfor Meirionnydd

20

10

78%

Gower

30

20

66%

Islwyn

70

50

72%

Llanelli

40

30

77%

Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

80

70

84%

Monmouth

40

30

85%

Montgomeryshire

20

20

89%

Neath

70

50

69%

Newport East

70

60

80%

Newport West

90

70

79%

Ogmore

50

40

80%

Pontypridd

40

30

61%

Preseli Pembrokeshire

30

20

72%

Rhondda

60

50

78%

Swansea East

50

40

67%

Swansea West

50

30

60%

Torfaen

100

70

75%

Vale of Clwyd

80

60

80%

Vale of Glamorgan

70

50

79%

Wrexham

40

30

81%

Ynys Mon

30

20

73%

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