At last the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) have published the statistics for PIP (Personal Independence Payments) for the time period from August 2017 to July 2022.
Revealed in the report is that just 39% of PIP claims in England and Wales have resulted in successfully receiving an award.
Also included are the statistics for all planned award reviews for the same time period.
These figures reveal that the possibility of being awarded a higher amount once it has been reviewed are only 18%, however the chances of being financially worse off are much higher at 32%.
It’s clear to see that for both new claims and reviews all details and evidence should be acted upon accurately taking both into account.
The evidence proves otherwise and often claimants are at the whim of an assessor or reviewer that may not take available evidence and details into account.
Not only is the application process stressful, the appeal process is even more so, taking into account the lengthy time period to take an appeal to tribunal which results in many applicants giving up with their appeal.
However once taken to an appeal tribunal there’s a much higher possibility that it will result in a favourable outcome.
It’s always worth taking a case to appeal and then tribunal, but with the process being stressful and lengthy many don’t do so therefore resulting in the DWP to benefit financially.
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Big shake-up of Universal Credit rules…
Not before time too. Is this for real, or just what the TUC are calling for?
Yeah, I wrote about this a few weeks ago xx
But this news was just published yesterday, I can’t work out if it is what the TUC are saying (should happen) or if it really is happening, I mean stuff like ending Sanctions and increasing benefits, it’s just the opposite of what Truss is on about. I’m a bit confused 🤔
Because there’s this as well…
“There are 21 changes proposed in a radical shake-up of the benefits system, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has said.
They include increases in payments and work allowances, ending sanctions, and removing the Minimum Floor applied to those who are self-employed”
DWP confirm 21 proposed changes to Universal Credit in radical shake-up
Reblogged this on Conspiracy of Kindness and commented:
“… once taken to an appeal tribunal there’s a much higher possibility that it will result in a favourable outcome.”