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Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 68150, tabled on 15 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Urgent Question on 15 March 2017, Official Report, column 402, on personal independence payment assessments, how many people have scored points under descriptor f for psychiatric disorders alone for (a) new claims and (b) disability living allowance reassessments.

Answered on

24 March 2017

We have interpreted your question to be requesting the number of people who have scored points under descriptor f for Mobility Activity 1 (Planning and Following Journeys).

The number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments where the claimant had a Psychiatric Disorder and scored descriptor F for Mobility Activity 1 was:

New Claims: 12,160

Reassessments: 68,220

Figures include all PIP decisions between April 2013 and 28th February 2017.

Data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer system. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.