Skip to main content

Social Security Benefits: Epilepsy

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 27648, tabled on 22 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with epilepsy are claiming employment and support allowance and personal independence payments.

Answered on

25 February 2016

The number of Employment and Support Allowance claimants with epilepsy as their main disabling condition, as at August 2015, is 44,720.

Information on the number of people in receipt of Personal Independence Payment at 31 October 2015, by a range of conditions including epilepsy, has been published and can be found at:

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:

Named day
Named day questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.