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Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th April 2019.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of the personal independence payment appeals to the First Tier Tribunal in that were cleared without a hearing were (a) withdrawn, (b) struck out and (c) superseded in (i) Quarter 1 and (ii) Quarter 2 in 2018-19.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Information about outcomes for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) (SSCS) is published at:

The specific information requested is in the table below.


Outcome Type

Quarter 1 (April to June) 2018/19p

Quarter 2 (July to September) 2018/19p





Struck out






  1. PIP was introduced in April 2013 and replaced Disability Living Allowance

p Provisional data subject to change

An SSCS appeal may be captured more than once as a hearing or non-hearing clearance should the original decision be overturned, set aside or an Upper Tribunal re-hearing is granted.

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 that are available.

Latest figures (to December 2018) indicate that since PIP was introduced, 3.9 million decisions have been made, and of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at tribunals.

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