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Personal Independence Payment: Wales

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 271447, tabled on 1 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment underpayments were recorded in (a) Newport East and (b) Wales in 2018-19.

Answered on

4 July 2019

The specific breakdown you have requested is not available.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has no business need for a breakdown of this type and therefore our systems do not have this functionality.

In 2018/19, DWP’s Fraud and Error estimates show that underpayments of Personal Independence Payment fell from 4.2% to 3.8%. Claimant error remains the biggest cause of underpayments.

DWP continues to look at ways in which we can prompt claimants to tell us about changes that affect their benefits.

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