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The information requested is set out below.
Average waiting time for the disposal of PIP appeals, from receipt to outcome , between April and September 2016 (the latest period for which figures are available).
Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) data are attributed to the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. If the case goes to an oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing venue is normally nearest to the appellant’s home address. We cannot retrieve data based on the appellant’s actual address, but can produce reports detailing the numbers of cases that were dealt with at one of our regional centres or heard at a specific venue.
2 Outcome: All appeals disposed of includes those appeals disposed of with and without a tribunal hearing.
3 Covers all appeals heard at the St Helens venue, which is the venue which will contain many of the appellants from the Warrington area, as cases are usually registered to the venue nearest to the appellant’s home address.
Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data available.
The data are a subset of official statistics extracted from the case management system on a different date.