Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of applicants for personal independence payment have gone on to apply for mandatory reconsideration.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Between April 2013 and September 2018 3.7 million Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions have been made, of these 21% had registered a mandatory reconsideration by the end of September 2018.


  • These figures include claims made under both Normal Rules and Special Rules for the Terminally Ill and include new claims and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP reassessment claims.
  • Percentages have been rounded to the nearest percent.
  • This is unpublished data from the PIP computer system’s (PIP CS) management information. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.
  • Great Britain only.

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