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Personal Independence Payment: Gower

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 6928, tabled on 4 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of constituents in Gower have had their 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

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independence payment (PIP) clearances split by type of clearance (i.e. whether the claim was awarded, disallowed or withdrawn) can be found at https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/.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

Table 1 below shows the number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Mandatory Reconsideration decisions where the award was changed by year since the introduction of PIP in the Parliamentary Constituency of Gower.

Table 1 - Number of Mandatory Reconsiderations decisions where the award changed by financial year of decision.

Year of Mandatory Reconsideration

2013/14

2014/ 15

2015/ 16

2016/ 17

2017/18 (April 17 only)

Total

Gower

#

60

40

150

10

270

Table 2 below shows the Number of appeals found in favour of appellant by financial year, data from Ministry of Justice.

Table 2

Year

Number Found in Favour of Appellant

Percentage Found in favour of Appellant (at hearing)

2013/14

0

0%

2014/15

108

66%

2015/16

725

71%

2016/17

1,433

77%

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