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Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Procurement & Nuclear Disarmament)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken was to process a mandatory reconsideration for personal independence payment in the last 12 months for which information is available.

Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Procurement & Nuclear Disarmament)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the maximum time taken was to process a mandatory reconsideration for personal independence payment in the last 12 months for which information is available.

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

Statistics on the median clearance times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Mandatory Reconsiderations (MR) are provided in Tables 7C-E of the “Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to July 2019” publication, available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-july-2019

Information about the extremes of a distribution (e.g. the maximum clearance times) does potentially risk leading to the identification of the claimant. We would not release this information publicly. Therefore, we have presented information on the upper quartile of clearance times.

For the 12 months from August 2018 to end of July 2019, for Great Britain the upper quartile was 68 calendar days, with a median of 49 days as published.

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