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star this property date less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many assessments of claimants transferring between disability living allowance and personal independence payments have been made in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gateshead more like this
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Ian Mearns more like this
star this property uin 42533 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answer text <p>Information on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) clearances by type (e.g. awarded/disallowed after or before referral to the assessment provider or withdrawn), for both new claims and reassessed claims (for those previously in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)), is published on Gov.UK: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 42534 more like this
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less than 2016-07-19T13:18:22.033Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-19T13:18:22.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Mearns more like this
535579
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been transferred from disability living allowance to personal independence payments in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gateshead more like this
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Ian Mearns more like this
star this property uin 42534 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answer text <p>Information on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) clearances by type (e.g. awarded/disallowed after or before referral to the assessment provider or withdrawn), for both new claims and reassessed claims (for those previously in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)), is published on Gov.UK: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 42533 more like this
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less than 2016-07-19T13:18:22.097Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-19T13:18:22.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Mearns more like this
535585
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to ensure consistency in the length of intervals between awards of personal independence payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Chris Elmore more like this
star this property uin 42461 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The assessment for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is designed to treat people as individuals, considering the impact of their impairment or health condition on their everyday life and how each claimant has personally adapted to living with a disability. The length of an award for PIP is based on the needs of the individual claimant and whether these are likely to change in the future, as a result, for example, of treatment or changes in their health condition.</p><p> </p><p>The Department monitors all aspects of the PIP application process including the performance of the assessment providers, Atos Healthcare and Capita. The reports of Health Professionals who carry out assessments are subject to quality audit, to ensure accurate advice on the best time to review a case based on a claimant’s individual circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>The PIP Assessment Guide for Health Professionals carrying out assessments includes guidance on how to determine the length of an award – Section 2.9 Prognosis (page 54) and 2.10 Review dates (page 56).</p><p> </p><p>This guidance can be accessed on the gov.uk website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/449043/pip-assessment-guide.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/449043/pip-assessment-guide.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>There is also guidance and information for DWP decision makers on how best to establish the length of an award.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-07-19T15:21:04.02Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-19T15:21:04.02Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this
536321
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for personal independence payments (PIP) have been rejected since the introduction of PIP; how many applications for PIP have been rejected in (a) Halton constituency, (b) Cheshire and (c) Merseyside in that period; and how many people in each of those three areas whose PIP applications were rejected successfully appealed against that rejection in that same period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Halton more like this
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Derek Twigg more like this
star this property uin 42690 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The latest available data on personal independence payment (PIP) registrations and clearances split by geographical area (local authority and parliamentary constituency) and by type of clearance (i.e. whether the claim was awarded, disallowed or withdrawn) for both new claims and reassessed claims, can be found at <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of PIP appeals and their outcomes is published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). A link to the latest national level statistics published on 6 June 2016 can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/528235/main-tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/528235/main-tables.xlsx</a> See table 2.7. However, the data is not published at lower geographical levels.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 42691 more like this
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less than 2016-07-18T16:33:17.553Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-18T16:33:17.553Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Derek Twigg more like this
536322
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for personal independence payments (PIP) have been rejected since the introduction of PIP. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Halton more like this
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Derek Twigg more like this
star this property uin 42691 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The latest available data on personal independence payment (PIP) registrations and clearances split by geographical area (local authority and parliamentary constituency) and by type of clearance (i.e. whether the claim was awarded, disallowed or withdrawn) for both new claims and reassessed claims, can be found at <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of PIP appeals and their outcomes is published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). A link to the latest national level statistics published on 6 June 2016 can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/528235/main-tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/528235/main-tables.xlsx</a> See table 2.7. However, the data is not published at lower geographical levels.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 42690 more like this
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less than 2016-07-18T16:33:17.613Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-18T16:33:17.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Derek Twigg more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for personal independence payments have been rejected since the introduction of that benefit; and how many of those rejected applications have been overturned by (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) tribunal hearing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 43589 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The latest available data on personal independence payment (PIP) registrations and clearances split by geographical area (local authority and parliamentary constituency) and by type of clearance (i.e. whether the claim was awarded, disallowed or withdrawn) for both new claims and reassessed claims, can be found at <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>. Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The latest available data on personal independence payment (PIP) mandatory reconsideration registrations and clearances by type (e.g. 'New decision - Award changed') for Great Britain, for both new claims and reassessed claims, can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-april-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-april-2016</a> (Tables 7a and 7b). These statistics will include a number of mandatory reconsiderations that have been raised against awarded claims as well as disallowed (rejected) claims.</p><p> </p><p>To answer your questions in full, and provide a further breakdown of the mandatory reconsideration data for the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency, can only be done at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of PIP appeals and their outcomes is published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). A link to the latest national level statistics published on 6 June 2016 can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics#employment-tribunal-and-employment-appeal-tribunal-statistics-gb" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics#employment-tribunal-and-employment-appeal-tribunal-statistics-gb</a></p><p>See table 2.7. However, the data is not published at lower geographical levels. Further enquiries should be referred to MoJ.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 43590 more like this
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less than 2016-09-05T13:26:05.03Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T13:26:05.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, within what period for time a mandatory reconsideration must be completed for a personal independence payment application. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 43832 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
star this property answer text <p>We introduced Mandatory Reconsideration to make the system as fair as possible for those going through it. It gives people the opportunity to present new evidence and to have their case looked at again.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions does not have a clearance time target for Mandatory Reconsiderations. Claimants have one calendar month from the date of their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision to request a Mandatory Reconsideration. Further information on Mandatory Reconsideration in PIP can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/pip/appeals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/pip/appeals</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-09-05T11:46:45.887Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T11:46:45.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
573534
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what forms of medical evidence his Department accepts for personal independence payments claims from a person suffering from (a) myalgic encephalopathy and (b) other illnesses with variable symptoms that permit part-time work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
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Kevin Foster more like this
star this property uin 44154 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a non-means-tested, non-taxable cash benefit that is paid regardless of the employment status of the claimant. It has been designed to take full account of fluctuating and variable conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department encourages claimants to provide as much relevant evidence as necessary to support their claim. The “How your disability affects you” form and accompanying guidance sets out the range of information that can help the Department reach a decision. The guidance for Health Professionals also sets out sources of further evidence which could help inform their advice to the Department (Section 2.3 Further Evidence); this includes family members, carers or anyone else who supports them.</p><p> </p><p>This guidance can be accessed on the gov.uk website:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/547146/pip-assessment-guide.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/547146/pip-assessment-guide.pdf</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-09-12T12:44:20.47Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T12:44:20.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
573535
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department issues on the assessment of (a) rare conditions and (b) hereditary angioedema for personal independence payment claims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 44113 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The assessment for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is designed to treat people as individuals, considering the impact of their impairment or health condition on their everyday life and how each claimant has personally adapted to living with a disability.</p><p> </p><p>The assessment is carried out by registered health professionals who have specialist training in assessing the impact of disability and health conditions on an individual’s functional ability, including some rare conditions. Prior to carrying out an assessment they routinely refresh their knowledge of any condition with which they are not fully familiar.</p><p> </p><p>The PIP Assessment Guide for Health Professionals includes guidance on the assessment criteria and how they should be applied. This guidance can be accessed on the gov.uk website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/449043/pip-assessment-guide.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/449043/pip-assessment-guide.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Since its inception, all aspects of the PIP assessment process have been continually reviewed and refined in order to improve its efficiency, effectiveness and the experience of all claimants including those with rare conditions. As part of this continuous improvement process, Paul Gray CB is undertaking the second independent review of the PIP assessment.</p><p> </p><p>The review will look at all stages of the PIP process, with a particular focus on the use of further evidence in the claim process, data sharing and the claimant experience. The terms of reference were published in July and can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534681/terms-of-reference-pip-second-independent-review.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534681/terms-of-reference-pip-second-independent-review.pdf</a>. The report will be laid before Parliament by April 2017.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 44265 more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:17:00.313Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:17:00.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
573536
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with groups representing people with rare conditions on the criteria used in personal independence payment assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 44112 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment process works effectively across the spectrum of disabilities and health conditions, including rare conditions.</p><p> </p><p>I, along with my officials, meet regularly with disability representative groups, including members of our Implementation Stakeholder Forum which hears views from a wide range of organisations representing and supporting disabled people, including those with rare conditions. We have worked extensively with them to make improvements to guidance, training and audit procedures in order to ensure a quality service for all claimants including those with rare conditions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 44266 more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T13:58:50.693Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T13:58:50.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this