The proportion of personal independence (PIP) appeals that are won by the claimant has risen to 60% according to the latest official figures. The number of PIP appeals is also increasing rapidly.{jcomments on}

The appeal statistics for July to September 2015 show that PIP appeals now account for 38% of all social security appeals. The number of PIP appeals has been steadily increasing - from 2,145 in July to September 2014 to 13,568 in the most recent quarter.

Employment Support Allowance (ESA) accounted for 36% of the total social security appeals lodged in July to September 2015 and saw a 26% increase from 10,357 in the same period in 2014 to 13,020 in the current quarter.

The success rate for social security appeals varies widely depending on the benefit.

58% of ESA cases are won by the claimant, 55% of DLA cases, 40% of Job Seekers Allowance cases and 24% of Housing/Council Tax benefit cases.

PIP claimants won in 60% of cases from July to September 2015, up from 56% in the previous quarter.

The proportion of successful PIP appeals has increased with every quarter since the benefit was introduced.

You can download the latest PIP appeal statistics from this link.


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