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Figures released by the DWP last month reveal that the vast majority of new personal independence payment (PIP) claimants receive only a short-term award of up to two years.

According to the figures, 71% of new PIP claimants were given a short-term award of 0-2 years in October 2019.

Just 7% of new claimants get an ongoing award, meaning that they will have just a ‘light-touch’ review after 10 years.

By comparison, 54% of DLA to PIP claimants get an ongoing award.

New claimants with psychiatric disorders are most likely to get a short-term award, followed by claimants with musculoskeletal conditions.

New claimants with a malignant disease are the least likely to get a short-term award and the most likely to claim under the special rules for terminal illness.

You can download the latest PIP statistics from this link.

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