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.
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.