Personal Independence Payment: Appeals:Written question - 70970

(City of Chester)
Asked on: 13 April 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment: Appeals
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment cases overturned at reconsideration or appeal stages were initially assessed as scoring zero points by the relevant assessor in 2016.
Answered by: Penny Mordaunt
Answered on: 24 April 2017

The table below provides the number of mandatory reconsiderations and appeals where the decision was overturned in 2016, and the proportion of these cases where the individual was initially assessed as scoring zero points by the DWP case manager.

Mandatory Reconsiderations


Overturned cases



Overturned cases when they initially scored zero points

5,030 (15%)

8,100 (25%)


  1. The number of Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) and Appeal overturns includes decisions where a claimant’s monetary award was changed at MR or Appeal.
  2. Data shows the number of MRs and Appeals where the outcome of this decision was reached during 2016.
  3. The data currently available on point scores and reported here shows the points awarded by the DWP case manager at initial decision.

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