Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Gloucester constituency and (b) the UK (i) applied for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) (ii) had their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim rejected and (ii) successfully contended a rejected Personal Independence payment (PIP) claim at appeal in the most recent period for which figures are available.

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

The table below provides the information requested for initial decisions following a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment for the Gloucester Parliamentary constituency and Great Britain in 2018-19:

Initial decisions in 2018-19

Gloucester

Great Britain

PIP initial decisions following a PIP assessment

1,320

630,260

Of which, disallowed

430

222,930

Of those disallowed at initial decision

Award changed at Mandatory Reconsideration (MR)

40

15,940

Award unchanged at MR and decision overturned at a tribunal hearing

20

14,510

Award unchanged at MR and appeal lapsed

10

6,140

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.

A lapsed appeal is where DWP changed the decision in the customer’s favour after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at tribunal.

The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. The responsibility for statistics in Northern Ireland lies with the Department for Communities:

https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/articles/personal-independence-payment-statistics

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