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Personal Independence Payment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 169289, tabled on 3 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there are targets or guidance on the number of personal independence payments (a) claims and (b) appeals that should be rejected.

Answered on

11 September 2018

The department’s overarching goal is to ensure that those entitled to Personal Independence Payment receive it. Accordingly there are no targets or guidance linked to rejections. Every benefit claim and appeal is considered on its merits, and decisions are made based on the available evidence and the legislation according to which such decisions are made.