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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out the average time (a) taken to process mandatory reconsiderations and (b) between a mandatory reconsideration decision and a tribunal, in each of the last three years for which data are available. 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 234691 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Information on median clearance times for PIP Mandatory Reconsiderations (MRs) is provided in the table below.</p><p /><p><strong>Median Clearance Times, in Calendar Days, for PIP MRs, Normal Rules, Great Britain:</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of MR Clearance</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Median Calendar Days for MR to be Cleared</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19 <em>(April 18 – January19)</em></p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This data on PIP MR clearance times is unpublished data. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.</p><p> </p><p>The Department publishes quarterly statistics on “ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals” which include figures on median MR clearance times, available at Table 16 here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019</a></p><p> </p><p>To provide information on MR clearance times across all other DWP administered benefits would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p /><p>There are a number of reasons for differences in clearance times between benefits. This includes the PIP clearance times being based on the clearance times from the point of registration to the date the MR was cleared. This is different to the MR clearance times for ESA which are based on the date when the Benefit Centre has decided that the MR received is a valid MR, having considered whether they can initially change the decision in the light of any new information to the date when the decision maker at the Dispute Resolution Team (DRT) has cleared and logged the final decision.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information on the median time between a PIP MR decision and an Appeal being lodged is provided in the table below.</p><p /><p><strong>Median Times, in Calendar Days, between a PIP MR decision and an Appeal being lodged in Great Britain:</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of Appeal lodgement</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Median Calendar Days between an MR Decision and an Appeal being lodged</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19 <em>(April – Dec18) </em></p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This data is unpublished data. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.</p><p> </p><p>To provide information on the average time between an MR decision being made and appeal being lodged across all other DWP administered benefits would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice publish statistics on the average (mean) age of a case at disposal for different benefit types. These in Tables SSCS.3 of the Main Tables, available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics#tribunal-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics#tribunal-statistics-quarterly</a></p><p> </p><p>These statistics represent the average number of weeks from receipt in Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to the final outcome within the period. It will include cases cleared at hearing and cases cleared without a hearing which include strike outs, superseded and withdrawals prior to a hearing. An appeal may not necessarily be cleared at its first hearing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T16:20:03.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:20:03.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department operates a limit on the time (a) taken for mandatory reconsiderations and (b) between the conclusion of a mandatory reconsideration and the opening of a tribunal. 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 234693 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There is no prescribed time limit for clearing Mandatory Reconsiderations; the Department’s focus is on making a decision as soon as we are able to. Timings can vary depending on a number of reasons including engagement with claimants and the availability of evidence.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants have one month to appeal their Mandatory Reconsideration decision. If an appeal is made the Secretary of State must provide her appeal response to the Tribunals Service within 28 days. The appeal will then be listed for hearing by the Tribunals Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T15:19:54.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T15:19:54.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this