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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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: Cancer more like this
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, with reference to the recent report by Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer - A costly diagnosis? Stories of the financial impact of cancer, if she will take steps to help mitigate the financial effect of a cancer diagnosis on patients and their families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 282407 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes seriously the need to support vulnerable claimants. We are committed to ensuring that people who have cancer are treated with the utmost sensitivity and care when making a claim to Universal Credit. Overall we are spending £55 billion a year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. That’s a record high and up £10 billion in real terms since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>For instance, in terms of the support we provide, the UC50 questionnaire incorporates a 'light touch' evidence gathering process for cancer patients, and makes clear that Clinical Nurse Specialists and consultants can provide information on the form, therefore making the claim and assessment process simpler for people with cancer. This ensures the Department can make accurate and timely payments of Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>Staff delivering Universal Credit undergo a comprehensive learning journey designed to equip them with the tools, skills and behaviours required to provide a high quality service to all claimants, including those who have cancer and other serious health conditions. Colleagues receive on-going learning in their roles and have access to Universal Credit guidance which is refreshed at regular intervals.</p><p> </p><p>It is important to ensure those affected by cancer receive the most appropriate support and we have worked closely with many representative organisations to improve the WCA process for those affected. From January 2013, the categories of cancer treatments under which a claimant can be treated as having limited capability for work-related activity (LCWRA) have been expanded to include individuals who are awaiting, receiving, or recovering from treatment by way of chemotherapy irrespective of route, and radiotherapy. Although there is no automatic award, in these cases, there is a presumption that the claimant has LCWRA, subject to suitable evidence being provided by a professional such as a GP, oncologist or clinical nurse specialist.</p><p> </p><p>Work coaches personalise the support they provide for each claimant based on individual need and circumstance, including the offer of home visits or postal signing where appropriate. Local jobcentres have the flexibility to work alongside organisations to help meet the needs of their communities, helping our most vulnerable, at risk, claimants to access the support they need. We also work with organisations to produce guides on specific vulnerabilities.</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 2019-09-03T15:35:21.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:35:21.21Z
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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 Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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: Dementia more like this
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, what assessment she has made of the effect of benefit application procedures on (a) claimants with Alzheimer's disease and memory loss related illnesses and (b) their family and carers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Beckenham more like this
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Bob Stewart more like this
star this property uin 286184 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>There is no specific policy covering the service offer for people suffering from or impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. However, it is DWP Policy to ensure customers who may be vulnerable or who have additional support needs, including those with Alzheimer's disease, are offered extra help and advice about claiming DWP benefits. This is regularly updated through Gov.uk.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
286186 more like this
286187 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:26:15.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:26:15.543Z
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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 Bob Stewart more like this
1144268
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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: Dementia more like this
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, what assessment she has made of the merits of having a designated person in job centres and social security offices to provide information to claimants with Alzheimer's disease and memory loss-related illnesses and their carers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Beckenham more like this
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Bob Stewart more like this
star this property uin 286185 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>DWP is committed to providing the best possible support for all our claimants, including the most vulnerable in society. We are continuously reviewing and improving the service for vulnerable people, including its claims processes, to ensure that it is accessible and responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>Work coaches undergo a comprehensive learning journey which equips them with the tools, skills and behaviours required to support claimants with a range of disabilities and health conditions. This includes tailoring the support we provide to the needs of the customer, and the disabilities and health conditions they present with, and also extends to signposting to expert partner organisations for further support. Where the claimant is unable to attend the job centre due to their disability or health condition, we are able to offer a home visit from a DWP Visiting Officer.</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 2019-09-09T15:33:34.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:33:34.647Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Stewart more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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: Dementia more like this
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, if she will take steps to simplify the benefit claims process for (a) claimants with Alzheimer's disease and other memory loss related illnesses and (b) their families and carers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Beckenham more like this
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Bob Stewart more like this
star this property uin 286186 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>There is no specific policy covering the service offer for people suffering from or impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. However, it is DWP Policy to ensure customers who may be vulnerable or who have additional support needs, including those with Alzheimer's disease, are offered extra help and advice about claiming DWP benefits. This is regularly updated through Gov.uk.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
286184 more like this
286187 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:26:15.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:26:15.603Z
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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 Bob Stewart more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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: Dementia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's policy to target early advice on benefit entitlements to (a) sufferers of Alzheimer's disease and memory loss-related illnesses and (b) their families and carers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Beckenham more like this
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Bob Stewart more like this
star this property uin 286187 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>There is no specific policy covering the service offer for people suffering from or impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. However, it is DWP Policy to ensure customers who may be vulnerable or who have additional support needs, including those with Alzheimer's disease, are offered extra help and advice about claiming DWP benefits. This is regularly updated through Gov.uk.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
286184 more like this
286186 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:26:15.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:26:15.647Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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3919
star this property label Biography information for Bob Stewart more like this
1141816
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants over 65 have (a) been unsuccessful in their application for personal independence payment, (b) received benefit at a lower rate and (c) received benefit at a higher rate when transferring from disability living allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281692 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the outcomes of Daily Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reassessment claims broken down by whether the award was increased, unchanged (maintained), decreased, disallowed post referral to assessment, disallowed pre referral to assessment and withdrawn for claimants aged 65 or over at the point of decision. This data is from the introduction of PIP in April 2013 to October 2018, the most recent date for which data is available.</p><p> </p><p>Table: Outcome of DLA to PIP reassessment claims for claimants aged over 65 at the date of clearance. (April 2013 to October 2018).</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Increased</p></td><td><p>Unchanged</p></td><td><p>Decreased</p></td><td><p>Disallowed Post referral</p></td><td><p>Disallowed Pre referral</p></td><td><p>Withdrawn</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>85,340</p></td><td><p>31,670</p></td><td><p>58,320</p></td><td><p>29,880</p></td><td><p>5,930</p></td><td><p>2,320</p></td><td><p>213,460</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: PIP Computer System claimant records, DLA Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study claimant data and Customer Information System data.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-09-05T14:36:09.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:36:09.92Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many adults born after 8 April 1948 are awaiting a decision in their application to transfer from disability living allowance to personal independence payment; and how many of those people are (a) aged 66 to 69 and (b) aged 70 or older. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281693 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department is currently investigating a discrepancy with data on registrations to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for the quarter ending April 2019. As a result, registrations data are only available up to 31<sup>st</sup> January 2019. We are therefore unable to release data on the number of claimants who have registered for PIP since 31<sup>st</sup> January 2019 and therefore the number of those claimants who have not yet had a decision.</p><p>Registrations data are expected to be available in future releases when the issue has been resolved.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-09-05T14:44:18.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:44:18.867Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many adults born after 8 April 1948 are in receipt of disability living allowance and waiting to be invited to claim personal independence payment; and how many of those adults are aged (a) 66 to 69 and (b) 70 or older. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281694 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The specific information requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 281695 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T12:44:19.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T12:44:19.62Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners claiming disability living allowance the Department has (a) invited and (b) still to invite to apply for personal independence payment; and by what date all pensioners claiming disability living allowance will have been invited to apply for personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281695 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The specific information requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 281694 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T12:44:19.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T12:44:19.573Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants over 65 at the date of their application have been refused personal independence payment at (a) mandatory reconsideration stage and (b) appeal stage when transferring from disability living allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 282280 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the outcomes of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reassessment claims, and the outcome of Mandatory Reconsiderations (MR) and appeals for initial disallowance decisions, for claimants aged 65 or over at the point of claim registration.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table: DLA to PIP reassessment decisions, MR and appeals, for claimants aged 65 or over at the point of claim registration</strong></p><p>Initial decisions - April 2013 to January 2019</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Initial decision</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Awarded</p></td><td><p>172,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Disallowed</p></td><td><p>36,290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Withdrawn</p></td><td><p>3,140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Of those disallowed at the initial decision</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Decision not changed at MR</p></td><td><p>16,290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Decision not changed at appeal</p></td><td><p>1,830</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Notes</p><ul><li>Initial decisions are up to January 2019, whilst MR and appeals data is up to March 2019.</li><li>Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.</li><li>PIP data includes normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claimants.</li><li>Disallowances include those pre-referral to the assessment providers (AP) that have been disallowed due to failure of basic eligibility criteria or non-return of the Part 2 form within the time limit and have not been marked as requiring additional support, as well as those post-referral to the AP that have been disallowed following the assessment due to the claimant not scoring enough points at the assessment to be awarded the benefit, or the claimant failing to attend the assessment without good reason.</li><li>The number of people who did not have a decision changed at appeal are included in the number of people who did not have a decision changed at MR – therefore these two figures cannot be added together.</li><li>Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.</li><li>Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to MR or appeal.</li></ul><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 2019-09-05T14:55:13.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:55:13.907Z
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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 Caroline Lucas more like this