The DWP today released the latest quarterly statistics for personal independence payment (PIP). These show that hundreds of thousands of claimants are still waiting for a decision, in spite of a rapid increase in the number of assessments being carried out. The success rate for new claims is 48% and for DLA to PIP reassessments, 77%.
According to the latest statistics, between 8 April 2013 and 31 October 2014:
592,900 new claims for PIP have been made.
352,100 new claims have been cleared.
This leaves 240,800 new claimants still awaiting a decision.
48% of new claimants who are not terminally ill, who have had a decision received an award of PIP.
Many thousands of DLA to PIP reassessment claimants are also still waiting for a decision.
76,300 DLA to PIP reassessments have begun, but only 29,900 have been cleared.
This leaves 46,400 DLA to PIP reassessment claimants still waiting for a decision.
77% of DLA to PIP reassessment claimants who have had a decision received an award of PIP.
Main conditions and awards
28% of all PIP awards are for ‘psychiatric disorders’, including anxiety and depression and 17% are for musculoskeletal disease, including arthritis.
Of claimants who do not have a terminal illness:
60% received an award of the enhanced rate of at least one component.
22% received the enhanced rate of both components.
56% received both mobility and daily living components.
33% received daily living only.
10% received mobility only.