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Personal Independence Payment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL5873, tabled on 19 March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average clearance time for Personal Independence Payment mandatory reconsiderations.

Answered on

26 March 2015

The Department for Work and Pensions does not have a clearance time target nor does it have information about average clearance times.

It plans to introduce a clearance time target for all benefits, starting with ESA from April 2016.

It plans to incorporate information on mandatory reconsideration clearance times into the relevant existing regular statistical publications. However, before decisions are made DWP statisticians need to make sure that the data is accurate and fit for purpose. When a decision has been made and as each publication is ready, we will pre-announce the improvements in accordance with the UKSA release protocols.