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Latest PIP Stats Reveal Big Difference In Success Rates

March 18, 2016

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.


The latest personal independence payment statistics reveal that fewer than half of all new claimants get an award, whilst almost three quarters of disability living allowance (DLA) to PIP claimants get an award. There is also a large difference in the success rate for mandatory reconsiderations.

Awards and rates
Statistics released by the DWP this week covered the period up to January 2016. They reveal that, excluding terminally ill claimants:

47% of new PIP claimants get an award.
74% of DLA to PIP claimants get an award.

For claimants who are not terminally ill:

37% got daily living only
8% received mobility only
55% received both

20% of claimants received the enhanced rate for both components
54% received the enhanced rate for one component

For DLA to PIP transfers only:

67% received an award at the enhanced rate
33% received the enhanced rate for both components.

Mandatory reconsideration
234,200 mandatory reconsiderations for normal rules claims had been cleared by the end of January 2016: 180,000 new claims and 54,200 DLA to PIP claims.

15% of the reassessed new claims led to a change in award.
28% of reassessed DLA to PIP claims led to a change in award.

35% of all awards were for psychiatric disorders, including anxiety and depression.
20% were for musculoskeletal disease, including osteoarthritis.

In January 2016, the average PIP claim took 13 weeks from registration to a decision being made.

You can download the full set of statistics from this page

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2016 10:49 am

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. March 18, 2016 4:19 pm

    It’s downright disgusting…I’m a 64 year old woman with serious illnesses resulting in disabilities. After being given ‘indefinite’ awards of high rate care and mobility 11 years ago I was assessed (or assassinated) in december resulting in losing ALL my allowances. The assessment was horrific I nor my carer were allowed to speak at any length, she twisted everything and was dismissive of all my illnesses. The walking test was 4 steps with my stick and she had the audacity to say I could walk 200 metres!!!! Had the Mandatory Reconsideration which of course was a replica of the first refusal. I complainted about the assessment and Capita agreed it was incorrect why then did the submit it for a decision to be made on a document that was clearly tailored to give me 0 points? I am now awaiting a date for my Appeal. This whole exercise is a complete farce and is resulting in unsurmountable stress on people with enough to troubles to bear. All it is to show IDS and his cronies that they can save money. But what a cruel and inhuman way to treat disabled members of society. How on earth can someone like myself suddenly be deemed fit to carry out activities which over the past 11 years are now worse!!! Time we all took a stand and stopped these horrendous activities!!!

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