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Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 167154, tabled on 23 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many claimants of personal independence payment have (a) applied to a tribunal to appeal the decision in their case, (b) had their appeal heard at tribunal and (c) been successful on appeal at the Tribunal in Garston and Halewood constituency in each of the last five years.

Answered on

4 September 2018

Information about the volumes and outcomes of appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) is published at:

www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics

The information provided below is a further breakdown of these data.

Liverpool 1

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) 2

FYTD 3

Receipts 4

Total Cleared 5

Number cleared at hearing 6

Number Decision in Favour 7

2013-2014

60

23

17

8

2014-2015

543

335

299

135

2015-2016

1789

1375

1232

707

2016-2017

3255

2464

2160

1366

2017-20188

3231

2622

2141

1435

1. Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) data are normally registered to the venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. We cannot retrieve data based on the appellant’s actual address, but can produce reports detailing the numbers of cases that were dealt with at one of our Regional centres or heard at a specific venue. Appeals within the Garston and Halewood Constituency are heard in the Liverpool venue.

2. PIP (New Claim Appeals and Reassessments) which is replacing Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013. As such appeal volumes received by HM Courts & Tribunal Service in 2013-2014 are low.

3. By financial year - from April to March.

4. Number of receipts for PIP registered to the Liverpool venue.

5. The total number of appeals disposed of, inclusive of both those cleared at hearing and those cleared without the need of a tribunal hearing.

6. Total number of cases cleared at a tribunal hearing.

7. Number found in favour of the appellant.

8. Data April 17 to March 18 are provisional data and subject to change

Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available.

Latest figures indicate that since PIP was introduced, more than 3.1 million decisions have been made, and of these under 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.

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