DWP makes decision on less than one in five new PIP claims in period up to December 2013
11 February, 2014
The DWP made a decision on less than one in five new personal independence payment (PIP) claims in the period up to December 2013, according to new statistics.
In ‘Personal Independence Payment: Management Information’, published today, the DWP sets out figures on new claims and decisions for the period 8 April 2013 to 31 December 2013.
In relation to new claims, the DWP says that, by December 2013, it had received a total of 229,700 claims, with 9,400 of those being made under the special rules for those considered to be terminally ill.
The DWP goes to say that the cumulative total of decisions made on those claims by December 2013 was 34,300, with 9,600 awarded under the special rules.
In addition, the DWP says that in the period up to December 2013 –
- 50 per cent of all decisions led to an award;
- 100 per cent of special rules claims led to an award; and
- 37 per cent of claims not made under the special rules led to an award.
NB – the figures also show a marked decrease in the cumulative percentage of decisions leading to an award, from 88 per cent in June 2013 to 50 per cent by December 2013.
Personal Independence Payment: Management Information is available from gov.uk