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Just 4% of PIP decisions over ruled by tribunals

GeoarkGeoark Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,272 Disability Gamechanger
To start with the source of this information  has not been the most trustworthy with its interpretation of figures.

While new figures are showing the success rate has risen to 71% for appeals this admission by the DWP shows one reason why the DWP may not seem so bothered, after all a 96% success rate for a complicated system is not bad.

The rest of the story seems to suggest that many people are accepting poor or just plain wrong decisions for what ever reason.


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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 4,455 Disability Gamechanger
    By far the majority do not get to appeal but the 4% is, to say the least, yet another disingenuous use of statistics by DWP. Technically correct but wholly misleading. 

    It has to be said that when people post in places like this or other social media that people could lose what they already have by pursuing a challenge that plays a significant role in the problem. By and large it is technically true but almost never happens as described.
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    As you say Mike, the DWP treat those that have had some measure of an award and are willing to accept anything which is better than nothing in the total of 'good' decision making. What also of those that in the past five years have fallen by the wayside and not wanted to continue to work with the PIP system - anything is better than being made to feel a failure, stressed & downhearted.
  • feirfeir Member Posts: 388 Pioneering
    "The rest of the story seems to suggest that many people are accepting poor or just plain wrong decisions for what ever reason."

    I'm one of those people. Just couldn't mentally hack asking for support and then needing to beg for it when rejected.
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