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Personal Independence Payment: Swansea East

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 5160, tabled on 17 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of constituents in Swansea East constituency have had their original personal independence payments overturned as a result of (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) an appeal hearing in each year for which data is available.

Answered on

25 July 2017

The latest available data on personal independence payment (PIP) clearances split by type of clearance (i.e. whether the claim was awarded, disallowed or withdrawn) can be found at https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/.

Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html

The table below shows the number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Mandatory Reconsideration decisions and appeal decisions where the award was changed by year of each decision since the introduction of PIP in the Parliamentary Constituencies of Cardiff Central, Swansea East, Ogmore, Wrexham and Neath

Number of Initial decisions and Mandatory Reconsiderations decisions where the award changed by year of decision.

Year of Mandatory Reconsideration

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017 (to April)

Total

Number of Awards Changed at Mandatory Reconsideration

Cardiff Central

#

40

70

50

20

180

Swansea East

#

40

90

230

40

390

Ogmore

#

30

90

70

30

230

Wrexham

#

20

70

190

30

300

Neath

#

30

100

180

60

360

Year of Appeal Decision

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017 (to April)

Total

Number of Awards Changed at Appeal

Cardiff Central

#

10

70

60

20

160

Swansea East

#

10

120

150

130

400

Ogmore

#

#

100

90

20

210

Wrexham

#

#

20

70

50

140

Neath

#

10

100

140

100

350

# is used for instances where there are less than 5 cases to avoid the release of confidential data.