Change to descriptors in Activity area 9 since 2019/20

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

In 2019 and 2020 you very kindly provided me with information regarding PIP claimants at 30th April 2019 with psychiatric disorders as their main disabling condition and their scores in the ninth daily living activity “Engaging with other people face to face” (Ref: FOI2019/27062 and FOI2020/23763).

In order to examine trends in this descriptor, I would be grateful if you could repeat the exercise in respect of PIP claimants as of 30th April 2021.

Consequently, I request:

Details of the numbers of clients on the Personal Independence Payment caseload with recognised psychiatric disorders who were awarded descriptors 9b, 9c or 9d as of 30th April 2021 plus the numbers who were not awarded a descriptor under activity area 9 (i.e. awarded 9a). Please break this down by the numbers satisfying the individual descriptors (i.e. 9b, 9c and 9d separately)

Please also breakdown the information by the standard second-tier reporting criteria
i.e. Personality disorder, Specific learning disorder, Stress reactions, Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Mixed anxiety and depressive disorders, Somatoform and dissociative disorders, Mood disorders, Psychotic disorders, Cognitive disorders, Eating disorders, Substance (mis)use disorders, Factitious disorder, global Learning disability, Autistic spectrum disorders, Hyperkinetic disorder, Conduct disorder (including oppositional defiant disorder), Enuresis, Faecal soiling (encopresis), Other psychiatric disorders of childhood)

Thank you for your consideration of this matter

Yours faithfully,

Mike Robinson

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Dear Mike Robinson,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 21st
June.

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Your Ref: Our Ref: FOI2021/50091

Thank you for providing information regarding the incidence of Activity area 9 descriptors for people with mental disability issues.

On checking the figures, however, I wonder if the figures for descriptor "a" have inadvertently been copied into the column for descriptor "b" from "Mixed Anxiety and Depressive Disorder" downwards
i.e. Am I correct in concluding that this should read

Mixed anxiety and depressive disorder -------------- 173440
Mood Disorders -------------------------------------------- 66420
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ----------------------- 4750
Other psychiatric disorders of childhood ------------ 190
Personality disorder --------------------------------------- 24250
Psychotic disorders --------------------------------------- 60660
Somatoform and dissociative disorders ------------- 540
Specific learning disorder ------------------------------ 7530
Stress reactions -------------------------------------------- 21430
Substance (mis) use disorders ------------------------- 8480

Yours faithfully,

Mike Robinson

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I am writing in response to your request for information, received 15th
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