Written Question on Personal Independence Payment

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Date Title Questioner
5 Feb 2018, 5:28 p.m. Personal Independence Payment Nick Thomas-Symonds

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were refused personal independence payment in 2016-17.

Answer (Sarah Newton)

The figures requested are given in the table below.

Initial claims made in 2016-17

Number of people refused PIP

390,200

Of whom:

number of people who had that decision changed at mandatory reconsideration

28,500

number of people who had a decision changed at a tribunal appeal

32,300

Figures are for Great Britain.

Appeal figures are based upon appeals against mandatory reconsideration decisions. Initial decisions cannot be appealed until a claimant has gone through the mandatory reconsideration process.

Some decisions which are changed at mandatory reconsideration, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal. Therefore the number of people who had a decision changed at mandatory reconsideration and the number of people who had a decision changed at tribunal appeal cannot be added together.


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