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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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
unstar 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 further to the Disability Confident Scheme and the Disability Confident Toolkit to ensure people with autism spectrum conditions are supported within the workplace through (a) peer and (b) mentor support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 279085 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Access to Work offers eligible individuals practical advice and a discretionary grant of up to £59,200 per year to fund support above the level of an employer’s statutory obligation to make reasonable adjustments, and this can include specialist mentoring. DWP is working with the Supported Business Alliance (SBA) and The British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) to develop a new long term element of Access to Work, to support people working for a supported business, many of whom have autism spectrum conditions.</p><p> </p><p>DWP, in partnership with Department of Health and Social Care, has published a consultation: ‘Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss’ on how employers can best support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, including those with autism spectrum conditions, to stay and thrive in work.</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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-23T10:18:10.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1140220
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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
unstar 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, if her Department will offer people with autistic spectrum conditions of working age access to interview training designed and delivered by individuals with extensive knowledge of autism spectrum conditions through Jobcentres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 279087 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The new Health and Work Conversation allows work coaches to build engagement with claimants with disabilities and health issues. Work Coaches are given comprehensive training to build their empathy skills and help them to actively listen to claimants. In addition, two new specialist job roles were introduced into Jobcentres from April 2019 - a revised Disability Employment Adviser role, bringing together the current role and incorporating elements of the Community Partner and Small Employer Adviser roles, and a new Disability Employment Adviser Leader role. These new roles will be instrumental in driving the government’s commitment to providing high quality support to disabled people and those with health conditions, including autism spectrum conditions. In total, more than 800 people will be employed in these new roles.</p><p> </p><p>Work Coaches can refer individuals to a range of personalised support, which can include specialist interview training, through programmes like The Work and Health Programme. Work and Health Programme providers have links to organisations with extensive knowledge of autism spectrum conditions, including Autism Plus, Triple A (All About Autism), Autism Anglia, Autism Spectrum Connections CYMRU (ASCC), Gwent Integrated Autism Service, and The Autism Directory.</p><p> </p><p>By the end of 2019 we will have rolled out our new Intensive Personalised Employment Support Programme, which will provide highly personalised packages of employment support for disabled people, including people with autism spectrum conditions, who are at least a year away from moving into work.</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 2019-07-23T10:10:39.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T10:10:39.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1140243
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to work with (a) charities and (b) advice centres to improve the advice and support provided to disabled people completing applications and undergoing assessments for benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 278906 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>We are absolutely committed to improving the overall claimant experience as this is what claimants rightly expect and deserve. We continue to engage with charities, academics, think tanks, and disabled people through several forums to ensure that options for improvement are informed by a wide variety of perspectives and views.</p><p> </p><p>Stakeholders are currently involved in our ongoing work on improving the PIP2 questionnaire and design of the Light Touch Review. The PIP Toolkit is accessible to all third parties to assist in the PIP application process. In addition, there is signposting for additional resources on www.gov.uk/PIP. In the 2017 “Improving Lives: The Future of Health, Work and Disability” Command Paper, we committed to reforming the WCA, and to working with external stakeholders to ensure that we get any future changes right.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2019 Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland are now delivering the Help to Claim service which supports claimants in making a new Universal Credit claim or moving from a legacy benefit to Universal Credit because of a change of circumstances. Help to Claim runs alongside the support that Jobcentres can provide and offers tailored, practical support to help people make their claim up to receiving their first full correct payment on time. It is widely available online, through a Freephone number and face to face through local Citizens Advice services. There is early evidence that the Help to Claim service is supporting those who most struggle to access DWP’s services, particularly those with multiple complex needs and health conditions.</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 2019-07-23T10:03:01.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T10:03:01.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1139816
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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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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
unstar 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
star 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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unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star 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
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
unstar this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance more like this
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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
star 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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unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star 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
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
unstar this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance: Costs more like this
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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
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield 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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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield 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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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
unstar 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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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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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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
unstar 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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
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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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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
unstar 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
star 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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