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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the permanent secretary of the Department of Communities in Northern Ireland on the extension of the review of the universal credit six month rule on terminal illness to Northern Ireland. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North Down more like this
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Lady Hermon more like this
star this property uin 278405 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Through extensive work at both ministerial and official level, the UK government and devolved administrations continue to work closely together.</p><p> </p><p>With regard the Secretary of State’s announcement of an in depth evaluation of how the benefits system supports people nearing the end of their life and those with the most severe conditions, as the Honourable lady is aware, the Social Security system in Northern Ireland is wholly the responsibility of the Northern Ireland administration. However, I can confirm that my officials have been in touch with officials from the Department for Communities. Furthermore, I can assure the Honourable lady that we will remain in contact with colleagues in Northern Ireland as the evaluation progresses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:27:02.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:27:02.35Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lady Hermon more like this
1139846
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the rate of the carer’s allowance to match the rate of jobseeker’s allowance. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278481 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>This Government recognises and values the vital contribution made by carers in supporting some of the most vulnerable in society.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested on the cost to the public purse of increasing the rate of Carer’s Allowance to that of Jobseeker’s Allowance is not available but an indicative cost can be calculated using data published on StatXplore and gov.uk.</p><p> </p><p>The current rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance for those aged 25 and over is £73.10. The difference between this and the rate of Carer’s Allowance (currently £66.15 a week) is £6.95. As of November 2018, there were approximately 780,000 claimants receiving Carer’s Allowance in England and Wales. Thus, paying an additional £6.95 a week to carers in England and Wales would cost in the region of £280m a year. Carer’s Allowance has been devolved to the Scottish Government since September 2018 and is delivered in Scotland by DWP for an interim period under an Agency Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also provides targeted financial support for carers on low incomes through income-related benefits such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit and Income Support. In April 2019, the additional amount for carers in receipt of Pension Credit and Income Support increased to £36.85 a week. The Universal Credit carer element increased to £160.20 per monthly assessment period. Universal Credit also adjusts to fluctuating earnings and periods when paid employment is not feasible, for example due to caring responsibilities. The Government is committed to helping carers balance providing care with their own paid employment where this is possible, as indicated in the Carers Action Plan.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 278482 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.537Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1139847
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance: Costs 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, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of increasing carer's allowance to the same level as jobseeker’s allowance. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>This Government recognises and values the vital contribution made by carers in supporting some of the most vulnerable in society.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested on the cost to the public purse of increasing the rate of Carer’s Allowance to that of Jobseeker’s Allowance is not available but an indicative cost can be calculated using data published on StatXplore and gov.uk.</p><p> </p><p>The current rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance for those aged 25 and over is £73.10. The difference between this and the rate of Carer’s Allowance (currently £66.15 a week) is £6.95. As of November 2018, there were approximately 780,000 claimants receiving Carer’s Allowance in England and Wales. Thus, paying an additional £6.95 a week to carers in England and Wales would cost in the region of £280m a year. Carer’s Allowance has been devolved to the Scottish Government since September 2018 and is delivered in Scotland by DWP for an interim period under an Agency Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also provides targeted financial support for carers on low incomes through income-related benefits such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit and Income Support. In April 2019, the additional amount for carers in receipt of Pension Credit and Income Support increased to £36.85 a week. The Universal Credit carer element increased to £160.20 per monthly assessment period. Universal Credit also adjusts to fluctuating earnings and periods when paid employment is not feasible, for example due to caring responsibilities. The Government is committed to helping carers balance providing care with their own paid employment where this is possible, as indicated in the Carers Action Plan.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 278481 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.597Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1139898
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Fraud more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275665 on universal credit: fraud, what recourse is available to people who without their full knowledge have had their information used to make a fraudulent claim. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 278344 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes benefit fraud very seriously and ensures that all cases are investigated thoroughly.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant has been the victim of fraud, and has not benefitted financially in any way, they will not be asked to repay the money. The Department considers all cases on their own merits and decisions are made on the strength of the evidence provided.</p><p> </p><p>The Department remains committed to tackling the issue of fraudulent Universal Credit advance claims. We have set up a dedicated team of investigators to work on advances fraud cases, released a campaign on social media to raise awareness and remind people of the importance of safeguarding their identity and have been working with Social Media sites to shut down pages which promote this fraud, having shut down 52 so far.</p><p /><p>If any claimant has concerns about the safety of their personal information, they should speak to a member of Jobcentre staff or get help from Action Fraud.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:46:55.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:46:55.117Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1139921
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants of universal credit that have taken an advance payment have seen payments reduced by (a) up to 20 percent (b) between 21 and 30 per cent, (c) 31 to 40 per cent and (d) over 40 percent of the initial amount in each of the last three years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 278385 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit (UC) new claim advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed on the same day, until their first UC payment is due. Claimants can access up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, for which they can pay back over a period of up to 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure that advances meet the needs of claimants and that recovery arrangements are personalised and reasonable. The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance and does not reduce other components of an award, such as money paid for children, housing or when someone is caring for a severely disabled person. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt, so last resort deductions can be applied to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their fuel supply (gas/electricity) cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services. In these cases, when it is considered to be in the best interests of the claimant and their family, deductions may be taken above the 40 per cent limit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is in financial difficulty as a result of the level of deductions being made they can contact the Department to request that a reduction in deductions be considered.</p><p> </p><p>The latest available data for eligible claims to UC Full Service is provided in table 1:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Table 1</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Month Payment Due</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Feb-17</p></td><td><p>Feb-18</p></td><td><p>Feb-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>up to 20 percent of Standard Allowance</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td><td><p>49%</p></td><td><p>47%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between 21 and 30 per cent of Standard Allowance</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td><td><p>18%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>31 to 40 per cent of Standard Allowance</p></td><td><p>35%</p></td><td><p>31%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>over 40 percent of Standard Allowance</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td><td><p>1%</p></td><td><p>2%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p>1. The latest month for which data is available is February 2019.</p><p>2. When categorising claims into the groups above, the figures for the percentage of the Standard Allowance for individual claims have been rounded to the nearest percent.</p><p>3. Deductions include advance repayments and all other deductions, but exclude sanctions and fraud penalties which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions.</p><p>4. A claim can have more than one type of deduction applied to a given payment e.g. the total deduction could be the total of both an advance repayment and another deduction type.</p><p>5. Figures are for Universal Credit Full Service only; Universal Credit full service was fully rolled out by the end of 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:03:58.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:03:58.087Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1139923
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Termination of Employment: Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the proportion of ill-health related job losses that have been attributed to (a) mental ill and (b) physical ill health in each of the last three years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 278386 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Recently published analysis of new data in the 2018 Annual Population Survey (APS) shows that 104,000 people leave work following a long-term sickness absence every year. Of the 99,000 people that left work and reported the health condition that was the main cause of their long-term sickness absence, 37,000 of them reported that the main condition causing their long-term sickness absence was mental health, 25,000 reported that it was because of a musculoskeletal condition and 37,000 reported other health conditions including some physical health conditions.</p><p> </p><p>DWP/DHSC, 2019, Health in the workplace – patterns of sickness absence, employer support and employment retention, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/health-in-the-workplace-patterns-of-sickness-absence-employer-support-and-employment-retention" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/health-in-the-workplace-patterns-of-sickness-absence-employer-support-and-employment-retention</a></p><p />
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:18:54.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:18:54.487Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1139207
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis in receipt of disability living allowance who (a) underwent a reassessment and (b) made a new application for personal independence payments had their (i) application rejected and (ii) award reduced as a result of an informal observation made by the assessor in each year since 2013. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
star this property uin 277818 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Informal observations form part of the suite of evidence used by Health Professionals at the face to face assessment to help Case Managers determine entitlement to benefit, along with medical evidence, history of conditions, social and occupational history, functional history including the ‘typical day’ and the functional examination.</p><p> </p><p>More information can be found at paragraph 1.6 in the Personal Independence Payment Assessment Guide at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers/pip-assessment-guide-part-1-the-assessment-process#carrying-out-pip-assessments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers/pip-assessment-guide-part-1-the-assessment-process#carrying-out-pip-assessments</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277271 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:16:40.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:16:40.837Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1139208
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis in receipt of disability living allowance in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Wales and (d) England appealed a decision at tribunal relating to a reassessment for personal independence payments and had that decision overturned (i) by her Department before the date of that tribunal and (ii) by that tribunal in each year since 2013. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
star this property uin 277819 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The information requested on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mandatory reconsiderations (MR) and appeals for claimants with a primary disabling condition of Multiple Sclerosis in Scotland, Wales and England can be found in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. The responsibility for statistics in Northern Ireland lies with the Department for Communities: <a href="http://www.communities-ni.gov.uk" target="_blank">http://www.communities-ni.gov.uk</a></p><p>Since PIP was introduced 4.1m decisions have been made up to March 2019, of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Reassessments from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 1:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Scotland.</p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>1,360</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>820</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>690</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 2:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>930</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>430</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 3:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, England.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>610</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>2,720</p></td><td><p>640</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>220</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>9,920</p></td><td><p>1,970</p></td><td><p>550</p></td><td><p>1,400</p></td><td><p>840</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>560</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>7,160</p></td><td><p>1,380</p></td><td><p>330</p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>350</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>6,260</p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>810</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>New Claims to PIP.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 4:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Scotland.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>560</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>540</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 5:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 6:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, England.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>530</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>3,940</p></td><td><p>650</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>3,240</p></td><td><p>730</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>3,040</p></td><td><p>670</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>580</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>120</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>3,130</p></td><td><p>740</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>630</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>2,780</p></td><td><p>640</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>450</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: PIP Computer System</p><p>All data rounded to the nearest 10. # refers to where there are less than 5 cases.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.</p><p> </p><p>In the application process, claimants’ primary disabling condition is only recorded for collation by the Department at assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer systems. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.</p><p> </p><p>The geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode).</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>PIP data includes normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claimants.</p><p> </p><p>Some decisions which are changed at MR, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal. Therefore the number of people who had a decision changed at MR and the number of people who had a decision changed at tribunal appeal cannot be added together.</p><p> </p><p>Lapsed appeals are where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to an MR and appeal.</p>
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mandatory reconsiderations (MR) and appeals for claimants with a primary disabling condition of Multiple Sclerosis in Scotland, Wales and England can be found in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. The responsibility for statistics in Northern Ireland lies with the Department for Communities: <a href="http://www.communities-ni.gov.uk" target="_blank">http://www.communities-ni.gov.uk</a></p><p>Since PIP was introduced 4.1m decisions have been made up to March 2019, of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Reassessments from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 1:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Scotland.</p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>1,360</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>820</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>690</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 2:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>930</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>430</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 3:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, England.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>610</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>2,720</p></td><td><p>640</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>220</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>9,920</p></td><td><p>1,970</p></td><td><p>550</p></td><td><p>1,400</p></td><td><p>840</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>560</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>7,160</p></td><td><p>1,380</p></td><td><p>330</p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>350</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>6,260</p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>810</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>New Claims to PIP.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 4:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Scotland.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>560</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>540</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 5:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 6:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, England.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>530</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>3,940</p></td><td><p>650</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>3,240</p></td><td><p>730</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>3,040</p></td><td><p>670</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>580</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>120</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>3,130</p></td><td><p>740</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>630</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>2,780</p></td><td><p>640</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>450</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: PIP Computer System</p><p>All data rounded to the nearest 10. # refers to where there are less than 5 cases.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.</p><p> </p><p>In the application process, claimants’ primary disabling condition is only recorded for collation by the Department at assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer systems. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.</p><p> </p><p>The geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode).</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>PIP data includes normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claimants.</p><p> </p><p>Some decisions which are changed at MR, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal. Therefore the number of people who had a decision changed at MR and the number of people who had a decision changed at tribunal appeal cannot be added together.</p><p> </p><p>Lapsed appeals are where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to an MR and appeal.</p>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to increase the (a) provision and (b) affordability of childcare for children of working parents in school summer holidays. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer to Question 273325, answered on 9 July 2019 -</p><p>The Government recognises that childcare costs can affect parents’ decisions to both obtain and maintain employment and is committed to removing barriers that prevent parents moving into work.</p><p>To overcome this barrier to employment, Universal Credit claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70 per cent on the legacy system. This can be worth up to £13,000 a year for families with two children.</p><p>We recognise the difficulty that some claimants might have in paying childcare costs over the summer holidays and have undertaken significant work to increase work coach awareness, understanding and promotion of both the Universal Credit childcare offer and the wider government childcare offer. This is to ensure that parents who are eligible for the 15 hours of free childcare for disadvantaged families with 2-year-old children, and 30 hours of free childcare for working families, take these up. These free childcare offers can be used in combination with Universal Credit support for childcare.</p><p>In addition to this, budgeting advances are available for eligible claimants that can be used to cover the cost of paying additional upfront childcare costs or a deposit that might be needed during the school holidays.</p>
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