To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the amount of support a disabled person who first claimed personal independence payment in 2020 has foregone as a result of delays in processing those claims.
16 July 2021
We are committed to ensuring that people can access financial support through Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in a timely manner. We always aim to make an award decision as quickly as possible, taking into account the need to collect and review all available evidence. Once a decision has been made on a new claim to PIP, payment can be backdated to the date of claim in most instances.