To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer on 11 January 2019 to Question 203813, how many claimants who died after registering but prior to her Department making a decision on their claim subsequently received a payment to their estate.
12 February 2019
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is claimed by people with a range of health conditions and disabilities, many of which are degenerative or life limiting and the Department treats the death of any claimant sympathetically. Claims made under the special rules for people who are terminally ill are fast tracked and are currently being cleared within 6 working days for new claimants.
Unfortunately, the information requested on payments to an individual’s estate is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.