The latest statistics from the DWP show that there are now 3.5 million claimants in receipt of personal independence payment (PIP).  Success rates for new claims over the last five years are at 41%, and 36% of all claimants are now in receipt of the enhanced rate for both components.

The figures also show that the DWP back down and change their decision before a hearing in almost a quarter of cases (24%) where the claimant lodges an appeal against a new claim decision.

Where the claimant lodges an appeal against a review decision, the DWP back down and change their decision in almost half (47%) of all cases.

The DWP figures cover the quarter ending January 2024.

They show that at 31 January 2024, there were 3.3 million claimants entitled to PIP in England and Wales, a 3% increase on October 2023. There were another 220,000 PIP claimants in Scotland, giving a total of just over 3.5 million claimants in receipt of PIP.

36% of claimants are getting the enhanced rate of both components.

The figures also show that in the quarter ending January 2024, there were:

  • 210,000 registrations and 210,000 clearances for new claims
  • 30,000 changes of circumstance reported and 32,000 cleared
  • 21,000 registrations and 21,000 clearances for DLA reassessments
  • 130,000 planned award reviews registered and 120,000 cleared
  • 71,000 mandatory reconsiderations (MRs) registered and 63,000 cleared

Over the last 5 years the success rates are:

  •  41% of normal rules new claims,
  • 69% of normal rules DLA reassessment claims, and
  • 99% of Special Rules for End of Life (SREL) claims

In addition:

  • 72% of planned award reviews resulted in an increase or no change to the level of award
  • 83% of changes of circumstances resulted in an increase or no change to the level of award
  • 34% of MRs cleared (excluding withdrawn) have led to a change in award

For initial decisions following a PIP assessment during October 2018 to September 2023:

  • 34% of completed MRs against initial decisions following a PIP assessment went on to lodge an appeal
  • 24% of appeals lodged saw DWP change the decision in the customer’s favour before the appeal was heard at tribunal (known as “lapsed” appeals)
  • 3% of initial decisions were overturned (revised in favour of the customer) at a tribunal hearing.  (NB, the actual success rate for PIP appeals is 70%)

For award review outcomes following a PIP assessment during October 2018 to September 2023:

  • 34% of completed MRs against award review decisions following a PIP assessment went on to lodge an appeal
  • 47% of appeals lodged saw DWP change the decision in the customer’s favour before the appeal was heard at tribunal (known as “lapsed” appeals)
  • 2% of award review outcome decisions were overturned (revised in favour of the customer) at a tribunal hearing.

You can read the full statistics here.

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    Nanamoo · 2 months ago
    Mine isn't a new claim but at my last renewal, I went from enhanced mobility and standard care to 0 points. I did the mandatory reconsideration and that gave me back standard mobility. I told the DWP I wanted to go to a tribunal and sat & waited for a date. Before getting a tribunal date, I got a call from a DWP decision maker who was asking for more information to see if my award could be changed before going to a tribunal. So I answered his questions and he said he would phone when he had made a decision. This was on the Friday afternoon. He phoned again on the Monday morning saying that after looking at all the information they had from my claim, previous renewal forms, the mandatory reconsideration and what I'd told him over the phone, that he couldn't in good faith not give me my award back in full, especially as I'd been seen by a tribunal the last time. He gave me my original award back and had it reinstated that day with the back payment in my account by thr end of the week!! Also, instead of the usual 2-3yr awards I've always had for PIP, he awarded me it for 8 yrs! 
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