Personal Independence Payment:Written question - 70623

Q
Asked by Holly Lynch
(Halifax)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 13 April 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect of the changes brought forward in the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Amendment Regulations 2017 on the number of people receiving the enhanced mobility rate of personal independence payment who will (a) move to the standard rate following their next reassessment and (b) not be entitled to the mobility rate following their next reassessment; and how many people receiving the standard mobility rate of personal independence payment will not be entitled to the mobility rate following their next reassessment.
A
Answered by: Penny Mordaunt
Answered on: 20 April 2017

Recent changes to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) regulations clarify the original criteria used to decide how much benefit claimants receive. This is not a policy change, nor is it intended to make new savings. It will not result in any claimants, regardless of their health condition, seeing a reduction in the amount of PIP previously awarded by DWP.

Share this page