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Personal Independence Payment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 217175, tabled on 4 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with MS have been awarded (a) personal independence payment and (b) the enhanced mobility award of personal independence payment to date.

Answered on

9 December 2014

Information on the number of claimants in receipt of personal independence payment, by a range of detailed breakdowns, has been published and can be found at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at: https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm.

Breakdowns by main disabling condition are currently available against 21 high level descriptors. From 17 December more detailed breakdowns of main disabling condition, including multiple sclerosis, will be available.

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