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Personal Independence Payment: Glasgow

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 168079, tabled on 24 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to investigate the causes of the high proportion of unsuccessful transfers of disability living allowance claiminats to personal independence payments in the Glasgow area.

Answered on

10 September 2018

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has different eligibility criteria and takes a more holistic view of a person’s health condition or disability and the impact it has on their ability to live an independent life, compared to Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

Therefore, when someone on DLA is invited to claim PIP and is reassessed, the level of their award may stay the same, go up, down or cease altogether depending on the claimants assessed level of needs.

Source: Stat-Xplore – www.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk