In over 80% of mandatory reconsiderations the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award remains unchanged.
This is in stark contrast to the high level of success of those PIP claimants who then go on to independently appeal these decisions (65% as of September 2016).
48% of disability living allowance (DLA) reassessments for PIP have led to benefit being disallowed or reduced.
- 40% resulted in an increased benefit award.
- The most common recorded disabling condition for those awarded PIP is “psychiatric disorder” (35%).
- The next most common condition is recorded as “musculoskeletal disorder” (20%).
Ken Butler DR UK’s Welfare Rights Adviser said:
“When compared to the success rate of PIP appeals the figures for rejected PIP mandatory reconsiderations are a disgrace.
PIP has now been in operation for over three years – surely enough time for the DWP to have…
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