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Most New PIP Awards Last Less Than Two Years

January 20, 2020

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.


Figures released by the DWP last month reveal that the vast majority of new personal independence payment (PIP) claimants receive only a short-term award of up to two years.

According to the figures, 71% of new PIP claimants were given a short-term award of 0-2 years in October 2019.

Just 7% of new claimants get an ongoing award, meaning that they will have just a ‘light-touch’ review after 10 years.

By comparison, 54% of DLA to PIP claimants get an ongoing award.

New claimants with psychiatric disorders are most likely to get a short-term award, followed by claimants with musculoskeletal conditions.

New claimants with a malignant disease are the least likely to get a short-term award and the most likely to claim under the special rules for terminal illness.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2020 12:48 am

    I am a carer for my cousin. She has recently moved from DLA to PIP. Under DLA, she received the higher Mobility Rate & the Middle Care rate. She now receives the same Mobility Rate, & the higher Care Rate – so she is better off. She will be re-assessed in 10 years.

  2. January 20, 2020 1:25 am

    Great to hear a positive story. Thanks for sharing.

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