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.