Personal Independence Payment statistics

Personal Independence Payment statistics.


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From 8 April 2013, the government introduced a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment to replace Disability Living Allowance for eligible working age people aged 16 to 64.

On 23 January 2013, DWP opened a consultation on ‘People and households claiming Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment and other benefits: Plans for 2013-2017’. The outcome of this consultation will shape the content and format of the Statistical Summary through to 2017 and beyond. The consultation is now closed.

DWP has already announced a strategy for the release of official statistics relating to Personal Independence Payment.

On 11 December 2013, early estimates of PIP new claims, decisions and awards were shared with the Work and Pensions Committee, oral evidence Personal Independence Payment Implementation HC911, to give a sense of the early roll out of the programme.

This information was based on estimates from the Department’s management information. They do not form part of DWP’s official statistics.

DWP will only release statistics and detailed management information on PIP that are part of its publication strategy. This is designed to ensure that statistics are placed into the public domain in a clear and controlled way.

An adhoc statistical release of Personal Independence Payment: management information was published on 11 February 2014.

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