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PIP And ESA Appeal Success At Highest Rate Ever

March 20, 2019

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

Claimants are winning PIP and ESA appeals at the highest rate ever recorded, according to the latest Tribunals Service statistics, released last week.

Overall, an extraordinary 70% of social security appeals are successful, with the claimant getting a better award than they originally received from the DWP.

The success rates for benefits include:

  • ESA 74%
  • PIP 73%
  • DLA 66%
  • UC 58%

The success rate for PIP is up 4% on a year ago, whilst the success rate for ESA has risen 5%

The number of appeals is down, however.

ESA appeals are down by 42% compared to a year ago, although much of this is due to the introduction of universal credit.

PIP appeals are also down, this time by 14% compared to a year ago. This may, in part, be due to a slow down in the transfer of claimants from DLA to pip.

Overall, social security and child support appeals are down 19% on a year ago.

The time it takes for appeals to be dealt with is rising, however, is spite of a diminishing caseload.

The mean length of time for a case to be dealt with has risen to 30 weeks, up from 24 weeks a year ago.

You can read the full tribunal statistics here.

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 20, 2019 10:37 pm

    There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.

    How come ‘Benefits And Work’ , ‘Ministry of Justice’ , Samedifference1 *still* haven’t heard of Vulnerable Adult Abuse? The Fraud Act? Hate Crime? Torture? Murder? Social Services? Police?….

    Covering up Crime is only a “success” for the CRIMINALS.

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