Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness:Written question - 70624

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Asked by Holly Lynch
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Asked on: 13 April 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people with the following conditions currently claiming personal independence payment who either at the original assessment, or following mandatory reconsideration or appeal scored points by satisfying descriptors 1c, 1d, 1f (a) anxiety and depressive disorders - mixed, (b) depressive disorder, (c) schizophrenia, (d) bipolar affective disorder (Hypomania/Mania), (e) personality disorder, (f) post traumatic stress disorder, (g) psychotic disorders/other/type not known, (h) alcohol misuse, (i) anxiety disorders/other/type not known, (j) generalised anxiety disorder, (k) agoraphobia, (l) schizoaffective disorder, (m) obsessive compulsive disorder, (n) cognitive disorders/other/type not known, (o) mood disorders/other/type not known, (p) drug misuse, (q) panic disorder, (r) anorexia nervosa, (s) cognitive disorder due to stroke, (t) phobia-social, (u) psychiatric disorders of childhood/other/type not known, (v) eating disorders not otherwise specified, (w) conduct disorder (including oppositional defiant disorder), (x) bulimia nervosa, (y) stress reaction disorders/other/type not known, (z) dissociative disorders/other/type not known, (aa) body dysmorphic disorder, (ab) phobia specific, (ac) somatoform disorders/other/type not known, (ad) conversion disorder (hysteria).
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Answered by: Penny Mordaunt
Answered on: 20 April 2017

We have interpreted your question as referring to mobility activity 1 (“Planning and following journeys”).

The table below provides an estimate of the number of people with the conditions requested on the Personal Independence Payment caseload at 31 January 2017 who satisfied descriptors c, d or f of mobility activity 1 at the point of original decision by the Department. Information on the numbers following mandatory reconsideration or appeal is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Table 1 – Number people that scored c, d, or f on mobility activity 1 of their PIP assessment, by condition

Condition

Number scoring c, d or f on mobility activity 1

(a) anxiety and depressive disorders – mixed

4,000

(b) depressive disorder

2,400

(c) schizophrenia

4,500

(d) bipolar affective disorder (Hypomania/Mania)

1,500

(e) personality disorder

1,000

(f) post traumatic stress disorder

600

(g) psychotic disorders/other/type not known

1,300

(h) alcohol misuse

1,100

(i) anxiety disorders/other/type not known

700

(j) generalised anxiety disorder

400

(k) agoraphobia

200

(l) schizoaffective disorder

700

(m) obsessive compulsive disorder

300

(n) cognitive disorders/other/type not known

3,000

(o) mood disorders/other/type not known

200

(p) drug misuse

100

(q) panic disorder

200

(r) anorexia nervosa

100

(s) cognitive disorder due to stroke

2,100

(t) phobia-social

100

(u) psychiatric disorders of childhood/other/type not known

200

(v) eating disorders not otherwise specified

Less than 50

(w) conduct disorder (including oppositional defiant disorder)

100

(x) bulimia nervosa

Less than 50

(y) stress reaction disorders/other/type not known

Less than 50

(z) dissociative disorders/other/type not known

100

(aa) body dysmorphic disorder

Less than 50

(ab) phobia specific

Less than 50

(ac) somatoform disorders/other/type not known

Less than 50

(ad) conversion disorder (hysteria)

Less than 50

Notes: Figures rounded to the nearest 100

Figures are at 31 January 2017, based on PIP administrative data management information, calibrated to latest published caseload

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