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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Child Maintenance Service more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times the Child Maintenance Service registered the maintenance debt of a non-resident parent with credit rating agencies in the last year. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 279455 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
answer text <p>This information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
grouped question UIN 280279 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-29T14:18:24.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T14:18:24.343Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1140906
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions her Department has registered the child maintenance debt of a non-resident parent with credit rating agencies. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 280279 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
answer text <p>This information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
grouped question UIN 279455 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-29T14:18:24.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T14:18:24.39Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1140533
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of local authorities that no longer provide local welfare assistance schemes. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 279418 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England, and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales, to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. We passed funding over to local authorities and devolved administrations (from April 2013) on a non-ring-fenced basis, with no statutory duties or monitoring requirements attached. Local authorities are best placed to decide how to target flexible help to support local welfare needs. The Government has no plans to alter policy on LWP or to review this provision at this time.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
grouped question UIN 279420 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-29T14:39:47.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T14:39:47.407Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1140535
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes: Immigrants more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to extend eligibility for local welfare assistance to families with dependent children that have no recourse to public funds conditions attached to their leave to remain in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 279420 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England, and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales, to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. We passed funding over to local authorities and devolved administrations (from April 2013) on a non-ring-fenced basis, with no statutory duties or monitoring requirements attached. Local authorities are best placed to decide how to target flexible help to support local welfare needs. The Government has no plans to alter policy on LWP or to review this provision at this time.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
grouped question UIN 279418 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-29T14:39:47.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T14:39:47.457Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1139846
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Carer's Allowance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 278481 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 278482 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.537Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1139847
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Carer's Allowance: Costs more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 278482 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 278481 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.597Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1138839
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on the number of applications for personal independence payments that were (a) refused and (b) reduced based on informal observations made of the applicant upon face to face assessment. more like this
tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
tabling member printed
Martin Whitfield more like this
uin 277271 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 277818 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-22T16:16:40.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:16:40.787Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4626
label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1139207
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
tabling member printed
Martin Whitfield more like this
uin 277818 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 277271 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-22T16:16:40.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:16:40.837Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4626
label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1138643
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Wales and (d) England that were in receipt of disability living allowance and underwent a reassessment for personal independence payments applied for mandatory reconsideration of the decision in each year since 2013; and how many of those people (i) had their decision overturned and (ii) had their decision upheld. more like this
tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
tabling member printed
Martin Whitfield more like this
uin 276585 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Wales and (d) England that made a new application for personal independence payment applied for mandatory reconsideration of the decision in each year since 2013, and how many of those people had had their decision (i) overturned and (ii) upheld. more like this
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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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