25% of personal independence payment (PIP) claimants who have their award reviewed end up with no award at all, while 16% have their award cut, according to figures released by the DWP today. The figures also show that fewer than half of new PIP claimants get an award.
The full statistics show that out of 505,000 claimants whose PIP award has been reviewed since June 2016:
- 25% had their award stopped completely
- 16% had their award decreased
- 16% had their award increased
- 43% had their award maintained at the same rates
There were large variations in review outcomes depending on the main disabling condition of the claimant.
For example, 52% of claimants with a malignant disease have their award stopped or reduced, compared to 46% with psychiatric disorders, 36% with neurological disease and 32% with respiratory disease.