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Figures released by the DWP show that almost one in five claimants who are forced to move from disability living allowance (DLA) to personal independence payment (PIP) get no award whatsoever.

The figures were given by minister for disabled people, Penny Mordaunt, in answer to a parliamentary question.

Mordaunt revealed that up to July 2017, 649,480 DLA claimants were reassessed for PIP. Of these, 125,680 (19%) received no award at all.

The figures do not include claimants who went on to successfully challenge this decision by way of mandatory reconsideration and appeal.

The figures also do not give any information about what proportion of DLA claimants were better-off, and what proportion worse-off, under PIP.

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+5 #1 Susan 2017-11-07 21:09
My nephew was one of those unfortunate victims of the PIP move. He was awarded nothing. Yet, thanks to this wonderful site, and the people who work so hard to help. We had a successful Appeal and he was awarded the Enhanced rate for both living and mobility component. He was just going to walk away, and not bother. However, I was determined to help him obtain the help he needs. It was torture, absolute hell. I cant think of a time where I felt that disabled people had been betrayed and let down by the very people who should have made sure that the PIP process is fair. It is NOT. SO my nephew was awarded the same as he originally got with the DLA. But it took over 16 months and alot of research and work to achieve a success.

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