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Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 228088, tabled on 4 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of personal independence payment were sent home from their assessment appointments at Independence Assessment Services in 2018 due to staffing issues.

Answered on

12 March 2019

In 2018 the number of claimants who attended an assessment appointment for Personal Independence Payment that were sent home unseen by Independent Assessment Service (IAS) due to the unavailability of a Health Professional was 5,700.

This figure has been rounded to the nearest 100.