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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star 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: Muscular Dystrophy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received from claimants of personal independence payment with myotonic dystrophy on personal independence payment assessments; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 5<sup>th</sup> November 2018 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=186178" target="_blank"><strong>UIN 186178</strong></a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:04:21.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:04:21.317Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Disability: Advisory Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the White Paper, Improving Lives published in November 2017, when the funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and additional Disability Employment Advisers is due to end; and whether the Department has plans to allocate additional funding for those initiatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 188029 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and additional Disability Employment Advisers has been agreed up until 31st March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>There is a range of support available for claimants with a health condition or disability, including one-to-one support from Work Coaches, The Work and Health Programme and the Personal Support package. Our overall aim is for work coaches to continue to develop the skills and confidence to provide good coaching and effective support. Disability Employment Advisers and Community Partners are among a number of the enablers in place to support this priority.</p><p> </p><p>We are carrying out continuous evaluation, including a review of the Community Partner and Disability Employment Adviser role functions. Recommendations from this review will be considered by Ministers and DWP Senior Leaders as they decide how to ensure that we continue to provide a cohesive support offer beyond 31st March 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:30:33.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:30:33.64Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Disability: Advisory Services 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, whether she has plans to undertake an assessment of the adequacy of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package for disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 188030 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department has commissioned an externally contracted evaluation of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package. This will explore the experiences of claimants, employers, providers and DWP staff, of the personalised support provided through the package.</p><p> </p><p>A synthesis report of the over-arching evaluation will be published in Autumn 2021.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:26:59.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:26:59.673Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Social Security Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis more like this
star this property house id 1 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 cystic fibrosis have qualified for (a) personal independence payments and (b) disability living allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 188757 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim outcomes (clearances) at disability level are not readily available and have not previously been published as Official Statistics. We are producing the statistics requested and issuing them in an Official Statistics release on 11<sup>th</sup> December 2018 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information requested is not readily available for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics on the number of individuals in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence payments broken down by disability, age and date are already available on Stat Xplore:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:16:06.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:16:06.577Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Disability: Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Table A08 of the recent Labour Market Bulletin published by the Office for National Statistics, what assessment she has made of the reasons for people with disabilities having an employment rate of 30.4 percentage points lower than people without disabilities between April to June 2018; and what plans her Department has to address that disability employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 188805 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The employment rate gap between disabled and non-disabled people fell from 33.1% in April-June 2013 to 31.3% in April-June 2017.</p><p> </p><p>We remain committed to further improving outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment to get one million more disabled people in work by 2027 gives us a clear, ambitious, and time bound goal.</p><p> </p><p>We set out our continued commitment to improving employment rates for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions in <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>. We believe people should get the support they need whatever their health condition or disability, whether that’s from their employer, from the health system or from the welfare system.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested in our Personal Support Package, which includes £330 million of funding over four years with a range of new interventions and initiatives designed to provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of claimants. We have recruited 300 additional Disability Employment Advisers and we are introducing 200 new Community Partners, bringing specialist advice and support into the Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting employers to help them recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions through Disability Confident, the Access to Work scheme, and specialist advisers in Jobcentres.</p><p> </p><p>Recognising the importance of keeping people in work, we want to reform the Statutory Sick Pay system so that it more effectively supports returns to work, and we are exploring how to shape, fund and deliver transformational change to provide effective occupational health services that can support people in work.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:14:13.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:14:13.65Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Employment: Autism more like this
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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 close the autism employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 187154 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is strongly committed to increasing employment opportunities for disabled people, including those with autism. Taking a life course approach, we are working across Government and with local authorities, voluntary organisations and employers in the public and private sectors to achieve this. Help and support for people with autism includes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work, a discretionary grant scheme which offers advice and practical and financial support above the level of reasonable adjustments to disabled people who are in work or about to start work. Access to Work has also put in place a Hidden Impairment Specialist Team that gives advice and guidance to help employers support employees with conditions such as Autism, Learning Disability and/or Mental Health conditions. It also offers eligible people an assessment to find out their needs at work and help to develop a support plan.</li><li>In 2017/18, the highest ever number of people received AtW payments - 33,860, up 13% on 2016/17.</li><li>Through working with Autism Alliance, we have developed the Disability Confident Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit, to help staff from all Government Departments understand how to support people with autism and associated neuro-diverse conditions. We also developed the Disability Passport ‘About Me’ which aims to encourage disabled claimants, including individuals with autism, to disclose their disability/ health conditions at the earliest stage to their Adviser, to improve communication and ensure reasonable adjustments are put in place. Both the toolkit and passport are hosted on Autism Alliance’s website.</li><li>Also through working with Autism Alliance, we delivered Autism and Hidden Impairment training to over 1000 nominated staff across the Jobcentre Plus network. Feedback from delegates confirms that the training helped staff to understand how to support people with autism or hidden impairments into employment.</li><li>The Civil Service has committed to support the Autism Exchange Programme, and my Department is working with Ambitious about Autism to provide work placement opportunities for young people.</li><li>Through the Disability Confident scheme, DWP is engaging with employers and helping to promote the skills, talents and abilities of people with autism and associated hidden impairment conditions. Through the scheme, DWP is providing advice and support to help employers feel more confident about employing disabled people, by signposting them to appropriate advice guidance and support.</li></ul><p><em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>, published last year, sets out the Government’s strategy for helping people with disabilities or health conditions, including learning difficulties and autism, enter and remain in employment. Whilst the initiatives are not all aimed exclusively at autistic people, we expect that many will benefit from these initiatives.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T11:51:57.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:51:57.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Work and Health Programme: Autism 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 effectiveness of the Health and Work Programme for autistic people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 187155 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Over contract duration we expect 75% of Work and Health Programme (WHP) outcomes to be from participants with a disability or long term health condition. Whilst the programme is not aimed exclusively at autistic people, we expect that many will benefit from its support; we will be releasing official statistics this year. However, the programme has been warmly welcomed by WHP Providers and their supply chain, external stakeholders and, most importantly, our customers, and is already helping people into lasting work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T12:03:05.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:03:05.16Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Cancer 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 (a) leukaemia, (b) myeloma, (c) Hodgkin’s lymphoma and (d) non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are in receipt of personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 187016 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department publishes a range of detailed statistics for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) on Stat-Xplore: <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>These statistics include monthly caseloads (claims in payment) for claimants of PIP broken down by disability including leukaemia, myeloma, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T12:07:28.05Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:07:28.05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Cancer 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 (a) leukaemia, (b) myeloma, (c) Hodgkin's lymphoma and (d) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma have (i) been reassessed from disability living allowance to personal independence payment and (ii) received reduced rates of award. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 187018 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has different eligibility criteria to Disability Living Allowance (DLA), and takes a more holistic view of a person’s health condition or disability and the impact it has on their ability to live an independent life. Therefore, when a DLA claimant is invited to claim PIP and is reassessed, the level of their award may stay the same, go up, down or cease altogether depending on their assessed level of need. It is important to note that the claimant may no longer have the condition recorded in the DLA system when they apply for PIP.</p><p>We introduced PIP to replace the outdated DLA system. PIP is a fairer benefit, which takes a much wider look at the way an individual’s health condition or disability impacts them on a daily basis. Under PIP, 30 per cent of claimants are receiving the highest possible support, compared with just 15 per cent under DLA.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>3,480 DLA claimants with Leukaemia have been reassessed from DLA to PIP and of this 1,080 received a reduced award amount on PIP compared to DLA, 840 were disallowed PIP post referral to the Assessment Provider and 140 were disallowed PIP pre-referral to the Assessment Provider.</p><p> </p><p>520 DLA claimants with Myeloma have been reassessed from DLA to PIP and of this 200 received a reduced award amount on PIP compared to DLA, 70 were disallowed PIP post referral to the Assessment Provider and 10 were disallowed PIP pre-referral to the Assessment Provider.</p><p> </p><p>300 DLA claimants with Hodgkin's lymphoma have been reassessed from DLA to PIP and of this 100 received a reduced award amount on PIP compared to DLA, 90 were disallowed PIP post referral to the Assessment Provider and 20 were disallowed PIP pre-referral to the Assessment Provider.</p><p> </p><p>660 DLA claimants with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma have been reassessed from DLA to PIP and of this 240 received a reduced award amount on PIP compared to DLA, 160 were disallowed PIP post referral to the Assessment Provider and 20 were disallowed PIP pre-referral to the Assessment Provider.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><ul><li>The category “Leukaemia” includes 6 categories under the DLA computer system - Leukaemia - myelogenous (myeloid) acute, Leukaemia - lymphoblastic – acute, Leukaemia - myeloid - chronic, Leukaemia - lymphocytic – chronic, Leukaemias - Other / type not known, Cancer and Leukaemia.</li><li>The PIP Reassessment outcome is the outcome of the first DWP decision on each reassessment claim (i.e. prior to any reconsideration, appeal action and award review), where that decision was made between 1st October 2013 and 31st October 2017.</li><li>Claimants that withdrew their claim to PIP are excluded.</li><li>DLA Entitlement is the DLA award at the time of PIP reassessment registration.</li><li>Reassessment outcomes are for individuals who were aged 16 to 64 on 8th April 2013.</li><li>Data includes PIP claims made under both Normal Rules and Special Rules for the Terminally Ill. However, under DLA a claimant can be recorded as “Terminally Ill” rather than as having a named disability. Therefore, such cases are excluded from the above figures.</li><li>The statistics provided relate to DLA award levels so primary disabling condition is reported as recorded on the DLA computer system. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.</li><li>Primary disabling condition may be recorded differently on the PIP and DLA computer systems.</li><li>Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.</li><li>Great Britain only.</li></ul>
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unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T12:15:49.623Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:15:49.623Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this