Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered am ar 23 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's statistics entitled Unfulfilled eligibility in the benefit system: financial year 2023 to 2024 estimates, published on 16 May 2024, what steps his Department is taking to tackle unfulfilled Personal Independence Payment eligibility.

Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's statistical release Unfulfilled eligibility in the benefit system: financial year 2023 to 2024 estimates, publish on 16 May 2024, whether his Department has made an assessment of the reasons for unfulfilled Personal Independence Payment eligibility.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

We are committed to ensuring people can access financial support in a timely manner and understand the importance of paying people their correct entitlement. For PIP, we encourage all claimants in our communications with them and on Gov.UK to inform us if their needs have changed for better or worse.  We are also prioritising claims where a claimant reports a change in their needs to ensure we are paying individuals the right amount.

The statistical release notes that all unfulfilled eligibility for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) awards was due to claimants failing to inform the department they needed more help or their condition had deteriorated.

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