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Claimants are having to wait an average of over 7 weeks for a personal independence payment (PIP) mandatory reconsideration decision, which in the vast majority of cases will go against them.

According to the latest statistics released by the DWP, the average wait for a PIP mandatory reconsideration decision has now climbed to 51 days in April of this year.

For the same period last year the waiting time was 37 days.

The success rate at mandatory reconsideration stage is just 18% for new claims and 23% for reassessed DLA to PIP claims, meaning that the majority of claimants will need to go to an appeal tribunal to get a decision overturned.

The average waiting time for a tribunal according to HMCTS is 30 weeks, though this can be much higher in some areas.

This means that, on average, a claimant who challenges a PIP decision can expect to wait over 37 weeks to get a new decision from a tribunal.

You can download the latest PIP statistics from this link

Tribunal statistics are available from this page.


#1 yaz 2019-07-11 17:10
I waited nearly 2 years for tribunal date. I went from dla high rate care low rate mobility too 0 points for pip.. I didn't no what to do but finally got it over turned yesterday. I Won my appeal. 13points for care so get enhanced rate and 10 points for mobility. I'm in shock. And look forward to the big amount to be back dated from Nov 17

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