Crackdown on DLA to PIP challenges means failure rates soar

There has been a huge and unexplained drop in the success rate of mandatory reconsiderations for disability living allowance (DLA) to personal independence (PIP) claimants. There has been no similar fall in the success rate of challenges to new PIP claims, where the success rate has been lower all along.

Mandatory reconsiderations
Mandatory reconsideration s the process where claimants wishing to challenge a benefits decision have to ask for it to be looked at again by the DWP before they can appeal directly to a tribunal.

The DWP give figures for awards changed, but not whether this was an increase or decrease in the award. However, in the vast majority of cases the award is likely to have been increased.

The proportion of mandatory reconsiderations that resulted in a change to the claimant’s award where they were moving from DLA to PIP was initially very high. In the last three months of 2014 it was running at 50% of all mandatory reconsiderations.

However, since then it has fallen repeatedly, until by July of this year the proportion of awards being changed had dropped to just 22% and still falling.

Source: Crackdown on DLA to PIP challenges means failure rates soar

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8 thoughts on “Crackdown on DLA to PIP challenges means failure rates soar

  1. Jeffery Davies

    Didn’t rtu ids say that 600,000 he would get off the sick nowing full well that over 600,000 were dla higher awards who had a car through mobility scheme now how come he said 600,000 off the sick knowing full well that transferring from dla to pip many wouldn’t attain it? jeff3

  2. Dez

    Interesting development and stats. Maybe they now have ex gestapo interviewers taking a less compassionate view at the reconsideration interview. Or they are taking the attrition approach knowing that refusals would find the next Tribunal stage a bridge too far and fall by the wayside. Another DWP cunning plan methinks but a worrying turnaround in the stats that definitely needs investigating deeper to find the real cause.

  3. Mr.Angry

    Their planned intention, they don’t give a damn if they live or die, the latter their hopeful choice.

    It’s only going to get worse unless we as a nation can stop it. Heart rending.

    My hope is the recent Coroner’s condemnation of the DWP and the demands made on the GMC and the proposed inquiry from the UN will hopefully have some effect.

    It has gone to being ridiculous planned genocide by a Tory government.

    What has the UK become?

  4. hugosmum70

    how long though is it going to take for the UN to do what they say they are going to do. how long before there is a result. and how many more people will die as a result of this evil barbaric system before anything is/can be ,done.

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