Half of disabled PIP claimants have had benefits cut by DWP – Third Force News

It means that nearly half (45%) of PIP claimants who had a planned review of their award in 2016 either saw it cut or lost it entirely.

Nearly half of all Personal Independence Payments (PIP) claimants had their money cut or halted last year due to ongoing “planned reviews” which constantly reassess their entitlement.

Disability News Service obtained unpublished figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) showing that the number of PIP claimants who had their payments reduced after a review of their entitlement rose from less than 10% in 2014 to nearly 20% in 2016.

The proportion who lost their PIP completely after a planned review increased from 13% in 2014 to nearly 25%, or one in four of all reviews, in 2016.

Source: Half of disabled PIP claimants have had benefits cut by DWP – Third Force News

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2 thoughts on “Half of disabled PIP claimants have had benefits cut by DWP – Third Force News

  1. Barry Davies

    You can’t help but consider that without the highly expensive re assessments, and the subsequent appeals it would be cheaper to pay the people who should be getting help anyway the money, the very few as opposed to the political stance, who abuse the system would not make much of a difference.

  2. hugosmum70

    i am a tad confused over PIP. i am told there are 2 types of PIP. 1 is when moving from DLA to PIP. 2.is when you claim PIP but no other benefits except housing/council tax benefits…is this right? as ive not heard of the latter before. i thought it was all one and the same.

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