Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|7 Sep 2017, 3:59 p.m.||Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment||Neil Coyle|
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people over state retirement age have applied for personal independence payments; and how many of those people are now in receipt of that benefit.
Answer (Penny Mordaunt)
PIP and DLA are only available to people who claim before they reach the age of 65. All existing claimants to Disability Living Allowance who were aged between 16 and 64 when Personal Independence Payment was introduced on 8 April 2013 were invited to make a claim and were assessed for the new benefit if they choose to claim it.
I would like to refer you to the detailed statistics for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) that can be found in Stat-Xplore: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/.
Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:
These statistics provide a breakdown, by age of the number of PIP claims registered for both new claims and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) reassessment claims for each month since PIP was introduced in April 2013.
These statistics also provide monthly breakdowns of the number of claims in payment (e.g. awarded PIP) by age.