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One in ten of all PIP claims made in 2020 have still not been decided on, a government minister has admitted.

In a written parliamentary answer last week, Justin Tomlinson, minister for disabled people, said that as of April 2021 there were 59,000 initial claims for PIP from 2020 that had not yet had a decision.

This includes both new claims to PIP and reassessments from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP and is 10% of the 614,000 initial claims for PIP registered in 2020.

No indication was given of how long it will take to work through the backlog or what it was about these particular cases that had resulted in their being delayed.

You can read the full parliamentary answer here.

Comments  

#3 naheegan 2021-09-10 22:35
I wonder if this backlog will delay transitioning DLA claimants to PIP. No wait. I mean "inviting DLA claimants to apply for PIP".

Anyone know? Or willing to hazard a guess?
+2 #2 ThisGovernmentsGoneToFar 2021-07-27 03:31
Tomlinson Is a liar he tells to many porky pies lies just like the rest of his clan.
+2 #1 mrfibrospondodysthmatic 2021-07-26 20:38
So why keep reviewing existing PIP claimants who have long standing illnesses which only get worse over time, and will never ever get better, and the DWP know it, coz even a 3 year old kid does lol..

Why keep on re-assessing?

Why not simply park them up, and concentrate on the new claims from 2020 etc ,and 2021 it doesn't make any sense at all.

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