The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released the first Personal Independence Payment caseload statistics since the introduction of the new disability benefit in 2013.

Some of the key findings can be found below:

On the 28th February 2014, 36.8 thousand people had PIP in payment. Of these:


  • 29% were assessed under Special Rules for Terminally Ill people.
  • 31% were assessed as having a malignant disease as their main disability, and 21% as mental illness
  • 22% received Daily Living Award only, 10% received Mobility Award only, and 68% received both Daily Living and Mobility Award.
  • 72% received an award at the enhanced rate, and 28% at the standard rate. However, for normal rules new claims only, 60% received an award at the enhanced rate and 100% for terminally ill people

Between 8th April 2013 and 28th March 2014:

  • 349 thousand new claims had been registered for PIP, of which 13.9 thousand were for claims made under Special Rules for Terminally Ill people.
  • 83.9 thousand decisions had been made on PIP new claims, of which 15.1 thousand were for claims made under Special Rules for Terminally Ill people.
  • 59% of decisions made led to an award (withdrawn claims are not included in the calculation).
  • For claims made under Special Rules for Terminally Ill people, the proportion leading to an award is 100%.
  • For claims not made under Special Rules for Terminally Ill people, the proportion leading to an award is 50%.
  • 54% of decisions made led to an award (withdrawn claims are included in the calculation).
  • For claims made under Special Rules for Terminally Ill people, the proportion leading to an award is 96%.
  • For claims not made under Special Rules for Terminally Ill people, the proportion leading to an award is 45%.

 

The Full Statistics Can Be Downloaded Here