Written Question on Personal Independence Payment

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Date Title Questioner
27 Nov 2017, 5:19 p.m. Personal Independence Payment Neil Coyle


To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what proportion of random samples of personal independence payment assessments problems with those assessments are identified.

Answer (Sarah Newton)

The Department has set standards for the quality of assessments which both Personal Independence Payment providers must meet. Our Independent Auditors monitor assessments against these standards.

We are continually working with the Assessment Providers to further improve the quality of assessments including increasing clinical coaching, feedback and support available to each assessor.

The Department is considering whether it is feasible to produce the statistics requested and, if so, will issue them in an official statistics release in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

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