The latest DWP statistics show that the award rates for personal independence payment (PIP) fresh claims and reassessments are holding relatively steady, whilst the success rate for mandatory reconsiderations remains tiny.
For new PIP claims in the last quarter, the percentage of claimants receiving an award are:
- November 2017 41%
- December 2017 39%
- January 2018 42%
For PIP reassessments, where DLA claimants are forced to be reassessed for PIP, the percentage of claimants receiving an award are:
- November 2017 70%
- December 2017 66%
- January 2018 68%
In total, 3,215,000 claims for PIP had been decided by January 2018. Of these, 1,185,000 (37%) were reassessed DLA claims.
Meanwhile, the success rates for mandatory reconsiderations (MRs) remain extremely small.
For DLA to PIP reassessments the success rate for MRs is 22%.
For fresh PIP claims the MR success rate is 16%.
This compares with a success rate for PIP appeals of almost 70%