AQW 3545/17-22


Mr Andy Allen
Ulster Unionist Party
East Belfast


Tabled Date: 11/03/2020
Answered On Date: 19/06/2020
Priority Written: No


Question:
To ask the Minister for Communities to detail the number of (i) successful; and (ii) unsuccessful Personal Independence Payment appeals, broken down by those with and without tribunal representation, over the last three years.


Answer:
During the last three years there have been 14,198 Personal Independence Payment appeals that have had a final decision, of which 8,347 were successful and 5,852 were unsuccessful.
The appellant was represented in 6,547 of the 8,347 successful appeals and the remaining 1,800 were unrepresented.
In relation to the 5,852 unsuccessful appeals, 3,607 appellants were represented while the remaining 2,245 were unrepresented.