PIP statistics - number of claimants with CFS.

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I have searched, and can only find online broad categories of diseases leading to people claiming PIP.

While I understand that PIP is not granted for a disease, but the disability, and disability may be caused by many diseases, it is my understanding that a main disease is captured.

What is the breakdown of the number of claimants claiming PIP by award category who have Chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic enchephalomyelitis as their primary disease.

What is the similar result for new claims that result in no award, if this data is held.

(I note a similar request was made by me on the 24th Feb 2017 and subsequently answered, however, PIP migration has sped up and these numbers are obviously now very out of date).

Yours faithfully,

Ian Stirling

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