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Personal Independence Payment: Brighton

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 24875, tabled on 29 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information he holds on the average length of time allocated for face-to-face appointments for personal independence payment claimants attending the Queen's Road assessment centre in Brighton; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

4 February 2016

DWP does not set a time limit for face-to-face assessments. Consultations take as long as necessary in order to reach the evidence-based conclusions on individual cases. Atos Healthcare assumes for scheduling purposes an average length of 1.5 hours for the Health Professional to see the claimant and to write up the report.