Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th July 2019.

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice Conservative, Camborne and Redruth

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for the personal independence payment were refused on the first assessment in 2018; and how many of those applications that were refused were subsequently (a) considered again and (b) granted under Mandatory Reconsideration.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested can be found in the table below.

Table: Number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) cases disallowed at initial decision for failing the PIP assessment in 2018, and the number of those who subsequently completed the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) process, Great Britain

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Number of PIP Cases

PIP cases disallowed at initial decision after completing the PIP assessment

216,850

A) Of Which: Subsequently Completed an MR

105,430

B) Of Which: Had the Initial Decision to Disallow Revised at MR

12,480

Source: PIP Computer System.

Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.

PIP data includes normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claimants, and is for both new claims and DLA reassessment claims.

MR data is up to March 2019.

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