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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 10 May (HL15362), if such data on the waiting times for appeal hearings on Personal Independence Payment claims are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost, how they determine whether (1) claims are being dealt with in a timely manner, and (2) the resources allocated to deal with appeals are adequate to meet the backlog of appeal claims. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL15811 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-31more like thismore than 2019-05-31
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) closely monitors waiting times. However, HMCTS does not keep data on waiting times within the specific and localised timeframes cited in the earlier question, answered on 10 May (HL15362), to which this question refers – namely, (1) up to six months, (2) six to 12 months, (3) 12 to 24 months, and (4) over 24 months. Information about volumes and waiting times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals is published by the Ministry of Justice in the Tribunals and Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics Quarterly. HMCTS receives a bi-annual forecast of expected appeals from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and that informs our resourcing plans as well as informing judicial recruitment. Additional fee-paid judicial office holders have been recruited: 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 118 disability qualified members and up to 232 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-31T11:15:22.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-31T11:15:22.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current mean waiting time for Personal Independence Payment appeals; how that differs from the mean waiting time for the previous year; and, if the mean waiting time has risen compared to the previous year, what are the reasons for that rise. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL16119 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is set out in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Current and comparative mean waiting times<sup>1</sup> for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October – December 18<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>31 weeks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October – December 17</p></td><td><p>25 weeks</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. Waiting time is interpreted as average clearance time - time taken from appeal receipt to outcome.</p><p>2. The latest period for which data are available</p><p>The volume of appeals against decisions on PIP has built up since it was introduced as a new benefit, incrementally over time, from 2013. As the number of appeals has increased, so has the average waiting time for an appeal outcome.</p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p>Waiting times can fluctuate temporarily and geographically, owing to a number of variable factors, including volumes of benefit decisions made locally, availability of medical/disability members, venue capacity and the complexity of the issue in dispute. Any disparity in waiting times is monitored and investigated locally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:55:12.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:55:12.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: West Yorkshire more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what percentage of, Personal Independence Payment Appeals have been successful in West Yorkshire in the last 24 months. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL17363 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is set out in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number and percentage of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)</strong><sup>1</sup><strong> appeals decided in favour of the appellant in West Yorkshire</strong><sup>2</sup><strong> in the last 24 months for which data are available. </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>No of Decisions in Favour<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>% Decision in Favour<sup>4</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2017 to March 2019</p></td><td><p>4878</p></td><td><p>65%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>PIP (New Claim Appeals), which replaced Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases.</p><p><sup>2</sup>Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to West Yorkshire are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield.</p><p><sup>3</sup>Decisions in favour - those cases where the original decision is revised in favour of the appellant.</p><p><sup>4</sup>Percentage in favour calculated as the number in favour as a percentage of those cleared at a tribunal hearing. Cases cleared at hearing include some withdrawals.</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available. These data may differ slightly from those in the published statistics as these data were run on a different date.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:16:22.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:16:22.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: West Yorkshire more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that people in West Yorkshire have waited over 100 weeks for their Personal Independence Payment appeal hearings; and, if there is such a backlog, why. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL17364 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
unstar this property answer text <p>For the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available) there were a total of 57<strong><sup>1</sup></strong> appeals where people in West Yorkshire<strong><sup>2</sup></strong> waited more than 100 weeks for their Personal Independence Payment (PIP)<strong><sup>3</sup></strong> appeal hearing. This represents 1.5% of the total number of cases cleared at hearing.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Data includes cases cleared at a Tribunal hearing. A Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) appeal may be captured more than once as a hearing should the original decision be overturned, set aside or an Upper Tribunal re-hearing is granted. The data are based on the time from receipt in HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to the last decision within the period.</p><p><sup>2</sup>SSCS data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to the West Yorkshire region are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield</p><p><sup>3 </sup>PIP (New Claim Appeals), which replaced Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases.</p><p><sup>4</sup>Percentage exceeding 100 wks. is based on the number of cases cleared in over 100 weeks as a percentage of those cleared.</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available. These data may differ slightly from those in the published statistics as these data were run on a different date.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that appeals are heard as quickly as possible. HMCTS recognises there are delays in the system and it is in the process of recruiting more judicial office holders in order to increase capacity and help to reduce waiting times for appellants. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, HMCTS has recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals. Information on the new digital service can be found at: www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS is also working with the Department for Work and Pensions to understand what could be done to reduce the number of appeals being submitted to the Tribunal, through their focus on improving decision-making and the mandatory reconsideration process.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:16:53.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:16:53.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven remove filter