Personal Independence Payments

Hull MP tells Commons about Constituent’s seven month benefit wait

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today told MPs about the hardship suffered by a constituent who waited seven months for his Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application to be processed.


Officially, PIP applications are meant to be processed in a maximum of 74 days.


Diana Johnson MP told the Commons: "My constituent Simon Brown waited seven months for his PIP application to be processed. This delay meant he was also unable to apply for other help such as the additional Housing Benefit that a PIP award allows.