Personal Independence Payment: Yorkshire and the Humber

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th May 2019.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in the Yorkshire Region are waiting for an appeal hearing for their Personal Independence Payment claims.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The information requested is set out in the table below.

Number of Outstanding cases with a status of Ready to List1 - Yorkshire Region2

Date

Personal Independence Payment3

31 December 20184

4637

1 Ready to list includes cases waiting to be listed to a Tribunal hearing, these cases may already have had an initial hearing and be awaiting a subsequent hearing. The data in the answer are the number of cases ready to list. The actual number of live PIP appeals in the Yorkshire region as at 31 December 2018 is 7421. This figure includes those cases which are not yet ready to list as they are awaiting, for example, further evidence or a response from the DWP.

2Social Security & Child Support (SSCS) appeals are usually registered to the venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. We cannot retrieve data based on an appellant’s actual home address but can produce reports detailing the number of cases that are dealt with at one of our Regional centres or heard at a specific venue. Cases relating to the Yorkshire Region are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Leeds, Barnsley, Doncaster, Bradford, Huddersfield, Hull, Scarborough, Sheffield, Wakefield and York.

3PIP (which replaced Disability Living Allowance) was introduced on 8 April 2013, and also includes Personal Independence Claims (reassessments).

4Latest data, which are available, in line with published statistics.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale management system and are the best data available.

These data may differ slightly to that of the published statistics as they were run on a different date.

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