Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|5 Feb 2018, 5:28 p.m.||Personal Independence Payment||Nick Thomas-Symonds|
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.
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.