Almost Two Out Of Three PIP Claims Refused Finds Report

11 Feb

Being accepted for DLA (even for life) will ultimately be no guarantee that you will get it’s replacement, PIP. This isn’t about getting people who don’t need the payment off it, it’s about saving money regardless of the consequence.

Same Difference

With thanks to Benefits And Work.

Almost two out of three people who apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) get nothing at all unless they are terminally ill, DWP figures released today reveal.  The statistics also expose the massive backlog created by the combined failures of Atos, Capita and the DWP, with fewer than one in six claims having so far been decided.

Not including claims under Special Rules (for those who are terminally ill), by the end of December 2013, the total number of new claims for PIP reached 220,300.

By the end of the same period, only 34,200 claimants had been given a decision – a mere 15.4% of the new claims made.

Of these, only 37% were awarded some rate of PIP.

To put this in perspective, this means that only 12,654 people, out of the 220,300 who have made a new claim for PIP in the…

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