Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of award is for people with a visual impairment claiming personal independence payment; and how many of those claimants have had their award reviewed and renewed automatically.

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

The latest available data (to October 2019) on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) initial awards by award type and length of award can be broken down by main disabling condition and can be found in the PIP clearances table at

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PIP claimants undergoing award reviews do not have their award automatically renewed as the purpose of award review is to look at entitlement at set intervals to ensure a claimant continues to receive the correct award. The review date is selected based on the claimant's individual circumstances.

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