PIP Mandatory Reconsideration decisions resulting in no change to original decision remain high at 83% for new claims and 77% for DLA transfers - New DWP figures reveal.
The statistics show that the percentage of the 750,000 mandatory reconsiderations cleared up to April 2018 that resulted in no change to the award remains high, at 83 per cent for reconsiderations of new claims and 77 per cent for mandatory reconsiderations of reassessed disability living allowance cases.
The new figures - that cover the period to April 2018 - show that, from the 3,618,000 claims for PIP that have been registered since April 2013, there have been 3,401,000 award decisions cleared and 1,785,000 people had a PIP claim in payment as at April 2018.
Of the claims in payment, the majority (99 per cent) were made under the normal rules, and of these awards -
30 per cent received the daily living component only, 3 per cent received the mobility component only, and 67 per cent received both components;
59 per cent received at least one component at the enhanced rate, with 29 per cent of these receiving the enhanced rate of both daily living and mobility components; and 30 per cent of awards have been in payment for less than one year.
With these new figures confirming that for most people the Mandatory Reconsideration process is simply a necessary stepping stone towards being able to request an appeal hearing, our advice is not to get downhearted or give up if you a Mandatory Reconsideration decision that does not change the original decision.
Check out our pages on the independent appeal process and how to ask for an appeal hearing here
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