Scope community team
The Tribunals Service statistics show that claimants are winning PIP and ESA appeals at the highest rate ever recorded.
Overall, an extraordinary 70% of social security appeals are successful, with the claimant getting a better award than they originally received from the DWP.
Success rates for individual benefits:
• Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 74%• Personal Independence Payment (PIP) 73%• Disabled Living Allowance (DLA) 66%• Universal Credit (UC) 58%
This is an increase in successful appeals of 4% for PIP compared with the year before, and 5 percent for ESA.