Personal Independence Payment:Written question - 108380

Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)

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Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on reassessing entitlement to personal independence payments for existing claimants with progressive and severe conditions such as motor neurone disease.
Answered by: Penny Mordaunt
Answered on: 23 October 2017

I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the answer I gave on 25 July 2017 to Question UIN 5325. 16% of claimants with motor neurone disease currently receive Personal Independence Payment at a rate lower than the maximum available meaning that their award may increase on review.

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