04 DEC 2018

Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

Written Answers

Sarah Wollaston Chair, Health and Social Care Committee, Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons)

  • To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of successful personal independence payment applicants have a diagnosed serious mental health condition.
  • To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment claimants are diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim outcomes (clearances) at disability level are not readily available and have not previously been published as Official Statistics. We are producing the statistics requested and issuing them in an Official Statistics release on 11th December 2018 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Statistics on the number of individuals in receipt of PIP payments broken down by disability are already available on Stat Xplore:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk

Guidance for users is available at:

https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html.

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