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Personal Independence Payment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 159668, tabled on 2 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payments applicants who have previously been awarded the mobility component have been reassessed as no longer requiring the mobility component in the last twelve months.

Answered on

5 July 2018

We have interpreted the request to mean Disability Living Allowance (DLA) reassessments to Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The most recent published data on DLA to PIP reassessment outcomes shows data up until October 2017. We have therefore provided data for the twelve month period previous to October 2017.

Most people reassessed for PIP will continue to have their mobility needs supported through the enhanced or standard rate mobility component.

Of the 355,700 claimants that received the mobility component under DLA and were reassessed for PIP during this period, 67% also received it under PIP.

Source: PIP Computer System claimant records and DLA Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study claimant data (1st November 2016 to 31st October 2017).

Notes:

1. PIP Reassessment outcome shows the outcome of the first DWP decision on each reassessment claim (i.e. they reflect outcomes prior to any reconsideration appeal action and award review), where that decision was made between 1st November 2016 and 31st October 2017.

2. For each individual who has a PIP reassessment outcome their PIP entitlement has been compared to their DLA entitlement at the time of their PIP reassessment registration.

3. Figures include reassessment outcomes for individuals who were aged between 16 and 64 on 8th April 2013, and include both PIP Normal Rules and Special Rules for the Terminally Ill claims.

4. Figures exclude withdrawn cases and disallowances pre-referral to the AP.

5. The breakdown of data provided is unpublished data. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.

6. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.

7. Figures are for Great Britain only.

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