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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of rejected claims for personal independence payments that were overturned at tribunal stage in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
unstar this property uin 251922 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The requested information is shown in the table below:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Volume of initial decisions where PIP was disallowed, and the number &amp; proportion of these decisions that were Overturned at the appeal Stage, by year of initial decision.</strong></p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of Initial Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Volume of PIP Claims Disallowed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Decisions Overturned at Appeal</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of Initial Decisions Overturned at Appeal</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>275,090</p></td><td><p>12,730</p></td><td><p>5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>324,850</p></td><td><p>22,320</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>390,210</p></td><td><p>36,220</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>392,280</p></td><td><p>29,420</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19<br> </strong><em>(Apr- Dec18)</em></p></td><td><p>282,280</p></td><td><p>3,410</p></td><td><p>1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: PIP Computer System</p><p> </p><p>Since PIP was introduced 3.9m decisions have been made up to December 2018, of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned.</p><p>Data has been rounded to the nearest 10, and the nearest percent respectively.</p><p>This data is unpublished data. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.</p><p>Disallowances include those both pre-referral and post-referral to an Assessment Provider.</p><p>An appeal can only be made against a decision which has gone through the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) process. The figures above will include decisions which have been changed at MR to award PIP, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, and are then changed again at tribunal appeal.</p><p>Decisions overturned at appeal may include a number of appeals that have been lapsed (which is where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal).</p><p>Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.</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 2019-05-13T10:45:37.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T10:45:37.22Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1105606
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals remove filter
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 the average cost to her Department is to process a mandatory reconsideration for personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
unstar this property uin 237620 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The average DWP unit costs for Mandatory Reconsiderations for Personal Independence Payments for the latest full financial year 2017/18 are:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Full year average 2017/18 – Operating costs level unit costs</p></td><td><p>£</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PIP Claims Mandatory Reconsiderations</p></td><td><p>61.93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PIP Reassessments Mandatory Reconsiderations</p></td><td><p>53.66</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Costs are provided separately for Mandatory Reconsiderations relating to PIP Claims and PIP Reassessments as these are separate activities with costs gathered separately for each.</p><p> </p><p>The average unit costs that have been provided are taken from the DWP’s Activity Based Models at an Operating Costs level which includes direct costs relating to staff undertaking the activities (staff, and local non-staff costs only). They do not include higher level support costs such as management and corporate overheads relating to PIP administration activities.</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 2019-04-04T13:41:05.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:41:05.563Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: 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, what proportion of personal independence payment assessment decisions were appealed in 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 235244 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 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Of the 715,800 initial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions made in 2017-18 in Great Britain where an assessment was completed, 10 per cent have been appealed.</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 2019-03-29T12:23:54.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T12:23:54.433Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1092696
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: 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, what the mean average wait for a mandatory reconsideration after a personal independence payment assessment was in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire, and (c) nationally in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 235382 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 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on median clearance times for PIP Mandatory Reconsiderations (MRs) is provided in the tables below.</p><p /><p><strong>Median Clearance Times, in Calendar Days, for PIP MRs, Normal Rules by Month of MR Clearance:</strong></p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Month of MR Clearance</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Median Calendar Days for MR to be Cleared</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Barnsley</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>South Yorkshire</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Great Britain</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Feb-18</strong></p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mar-18</strong></p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Apr-18</strong></p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>May-18</strong></p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jun-18</strong></p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jul-18</strong></p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Aug-18</strong></p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sep-18</strong></p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Oct-18</strong></p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Nov-18</strong></p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Dec-18</strong></p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jan-19</strong></p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>54</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: PIP Computer System</p><p> </p><p><strong>Median Clearance Times, in Calendar Days, for PIP MRs, Normal Rules by Financial Year of MR Clearance:</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Financial Year of MR Clearance</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Median Calendar Days for MR to be Cleared</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Barnsley</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>South Yorkshire</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Great Britain</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>64</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19<br> </strong><strong><em>(April18 - January19)</em></strong></p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: PIP Computer System</p><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>There has been an increase in outstanding PIP MR clearance times in recent months (it rose to 54 days in January 2019). Measures to reduce the number of outstanding MRs include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Age profiles of outstanding work are managed at a national level to ensure that cases which have been outstanding for longest are actioned first.</li><li>Resource levels dedicated to the clearance of MRs have been regularly reviewed with significant recruitment, training and redeployment undertaken to support reduced clearance times.</li></ul><p> </p><p>MR is a key element of the decision making process for both the Department and claimants, and whilst ensuring they make quality decisions, decision makers work hard to clear applications without delay. Gathering the right evidence is critical at the MR stage if decisions are not to go to appeal; and we are reviewing our processes to not only obtain this, but to do so whilst continuing to make decisions timeously.</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 235383 more like this
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less than 2019-03-29T12:48:23.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T12:48:23.803Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1092697
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the mean wait for a mandatory reconsideration after a personal independence payment assessment was in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) nationally in each of the last five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 235383 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 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on median clearance times for PIP Mandatory Reconsiderations (MRs) is provided in the tables below.</p><p /><p><strong>Median Clearance Times, in Calendar Days, for PIP MRs, Normal Rules by Month of MR Clearance:</strong></p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Month of MR Clearance</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Median Calendar Days for MR to be Cleared</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Barnsley</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>South Yorkshire</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Great Britain</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Feb-18</strong></p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mar-18</strong></p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Apr-18</strong></p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>May-18</strong></p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jun-18</strong></p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jul-18</strong></p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Aug-18</strong></p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sep-18</strong></p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Oct-18</strong></p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Nov-18</strong></p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Dec-18</strong></p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jan-19</strong></p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>54</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: PIP Computer System</p><p> </p><p><strong>Median Clearance Times, in Calendar Days, for PIP MRs, Normal Rules by Financial Year of MR Clearance:</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Financial Year of MR Clearance</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Median Calendar Days for MR to be Cleared</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Barnsley</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>South Yorkshire</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Great Britain</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>64</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19<br> </strong><strong><em>(April18 - January19)</em></strong></p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: PIP Computer System</p><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>There has been an increase in outstanding PIP MR clearance times in recent months (it rose to 54 days in January 2019). Measures to reduce the number of outstanding MRs include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Age profiles of outstanding work are managed at a national level to ensure that cases which have been outstanding for longest are actioned first.</li><li>Resource levels dedicated to the clearance of MRs have been regularly reviewed with significant recruitment, training and redeployment undertaken to support reduced clearance times.</li></ul><p> </p><p>MR is a key element of the decision making process for both the Department and claimants, and whilst ensuring they make quality decisions, decision makers work hard to clear applications without delay. Gathering the right evidence is critical at the MR stage if decisions are not to go to appeal; and we are reviewing our processes to not only obtain this, but to do so whilst continuing to make decisions timeously.</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 235382 more like this
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less than 2019-03-29T12:48:23.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T12:48:23.867Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1092754
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals remove filter
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 the cost to the public purse was of (a) conducting tribunal cases on personal independence payments and (b) providing legal representation at tribunal cases on personal independence payments in the most recent 12-month period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
unstar this property uin 235345 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 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
unstar this property answer text <p>For part (a); the information is not readily available and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has interpreted part (b) as the costs of external counsel’s fees in PIP cases at the Upper Tribunal in the last 12 months. External counsel’s fees billed to date are £42, 279.92. The Department does not instruct counsel to provide legal representation for PIP cases at the First-tier Tribunal.</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 2019-03-26T17:26:20.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:26:20.847Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4425
star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1092138
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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
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question 113562 on Personal Independence Payment: Appeals, if it remains the Government's intention that Presenting Officers attend 50 per cent of personal independence and employment and support allowance tribunals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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Neil Coyle more like this
unstar this property uin 234794 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer provided to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=229226" target="_blank">229226</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s main objective is to ensure that Presenting Officers (POs) attend hearings of those complex cases where their presence will be of most benefit to the tribunal in reaching the right decision. The 50% attendance figure was an aspiration based on a set of assumptions made when the Department originally began recruiting additional POs. As POs became established their remit adapted to focus on complex cases; but they also needed to be trained in presenting Universal Credit work capability assessment appeals, as the replacement for ESA. So whilst the initial aspiration has not been met, critically PO attendance for these types of cases has nevertheless been high and will continue to be so in the future.</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 2019-03-25T14:53:40.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T14:53:40.95Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
1088318
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: 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, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people awaiting the outcome of a mandatory reconsideration of an award after a personal independence payment assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
unstar this property uin 232057 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the number of people waiting for the outcome of a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) of an ESA Work Capability Assessment (WCA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision is not readily available and 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 232056 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T10:51:53.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T10:51:53.58Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4491
star this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1088320
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the average amount of time people waited for a mandatory reconsideration of their award after a personal independence payment assessment in each of the last five months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on clearance times for PIP MRs is provided in the table below.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Median Clearance Times, in Calendar Days, for PIP MRs in Great Britain:</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month of MR Clearance</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Median Calendar Days for MR to be Cleared</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-18</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-18</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-18</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-18</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-18</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This data on MR clearance times is unpublished data. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.</p><p> </p><p>MR is a key element of the decision making process for both the Department and claimants, and whilst ensuring they make quality decisions, decision makers work hard to clear applications without delay. Gathering the right evidence is critical at the MR stage if decisions are not to go to appeal; and we are reviewing our processes to not only obtain this, but to do so whilst continuing to make decisions timeously.</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 2019-03-20T12:15:56.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T12:15:56.847Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals remove filter
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 and what proportion of personal independence payment tribunal cases were attended by (a) presenting officers and (b) departmental staff in each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals cleared at an oral hearing and the number where a Presenting Officer (PO) attended are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Financial year of hearing</strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Presenting Officer attended</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>61,430</p></td><td><p>6,710</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>71,390</p></td><td><p>19,870</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April to December 2018</p></td><td><p>53,960</p></td><td><p>10,040</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Apart from the PO, the only other departmental staff who are likely to attend would be either trainee POs or those whose work or role within the department is likely to benefit from seeing how tribunal hearings are conducted. Neither play any part in the proceedings on the day. Information on the number of other departmental staff attending tribunal hearings is not held centrally.</p><p>In 2016 DWP took the decision to expand its number of POs. The recruitment engaged additional POs from February 2017 with the last cohort of expansion programme being completed in October 2017.</p><p>The reduction in oral hearings attended by POs in recent months is due to a number of factors. This includes significant training and upskilling of POs affecting the number of hearings attended, and normal attrition rates leading to a reduction in the number of Presenting Officers in post. We expect that First-tier Tribunal (FtT) hearings attended by POs will increase once training and current recruitment activity has been completed and will be monitoring this regularly.</p><p>Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>Great Britain only.</p><p>Appeals may have more than one hearing, including where hearings are adjourned. The figures in the table above only include oral hearings where the appeal was cleared. They also exclude paper hearings.</p><p>This data is unpublished data. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.</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 2019-03-19T15:24:46.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T15:24:46.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this