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PIP Delay Crisis Over, Claims DWP

May 12, 2015

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The DWP claim that the crisis over personal independence payment (PIP) assessment delays is now over, with average wait times down to just 15 weeks from a high of over 40 weeks.

The DWP have released PIP clearance time statistics ahead of a court case taking place later this week.

The statistics allegedly show that the average clearance time for PIP claims is now:

15 weeks from the point of registration for new claims, and

11 weeks from the point of registration for DLA to PIP transfers.

According to the statistics, waiting times reached a peak of over 40 weeks in July 2014 and have been falling ever since.

However, the figures also show that 29% of claimants had been waiting over 20 weeks for a PIP medical assessment in March of this year, down from 37% in January.

16% had been waiting over 30 weeks, 9% over 40 weeks and 4% – over 3,000 people – had been waiting over a year for a PIP assessment.

You can download the full statistics from this link.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2015 3:12 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. May 12, 2015 6:04 pm

    Like my PIP assessment they expected me to travel nearly 50 miles, my walking speed is one mile per hour on a good day I got then to change it to local by telling the CEO in an email exactly that, and put down how long it would take me to walk to the train station, 1 hour, the train journey approx 50 mins, and then actually finding the place once I got there 0.2 miles 12 mins minimum if I actually went in the right direction on leaving the station
    On getting back from the rearranged assessment I sent them an SAR for everything, that must have scared them because I got the results just 8 days after the assessment and the subject access request stuff 2 weeks later.

    IMO everyone should complain if they are asked to attend anywhere but their nearest assessment centre for the benefit they are claiming. Send off a SAR as soon as you get home. Covertly record PIP and ask for ESA to be recorded. Request the HP write out the report VERBATIM, that is word for word what you say, asking them if they understand and asking them to give a brief explanation of your request, they won’t know and will have to then explain they do not know what the word VERBATIM means.

  3. rainbowwarriorlizzie permalink
    May 12, 2015 11:04 pm


  4. June 27, 2017 10:15 pm

    This is an absolute joke of a benefit,was awarded pip in 2014,first claim so no move from claim.Reassessed Oct 2016 as I’d had recent diagnosis of Spinal Stenosis (original claim was for Multiple Sclerosis and other diagnosis NOT Stenosis though) so imagine the shock of reassessment stating ‘needs can only improve over next 12 months’ what an insult!

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