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solly1902
solly1902 Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited November 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
hello I filled in my pip forum and i am really stressed out of the outcome or if they call me in for assessment. i have heard they reject 80% of claims is that true ? if so how easy is the appeal process? I suffer from major depression anxiety and herniated disc. i have sent of a lot of reports from GP to neurosurgeons medical report and a report from a previous psychotherapist who discharged me in 2019.  

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,765 Disability Gamechanger
    solly1902 said: i have heard they reject 80% of claims is that true ? 
    I don’t have the figures to hand but they do not reject 80% of claims.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Sillymoo007
    Sillymoo007 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    I think a very knowledgeable member stated on another post that 53% are approved.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,765 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2021
    Latest statistics are here https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-statistics-to-july-2021/personal-independence-payment-statistics-to-july-2021
    it does indeed indicate 53% of all claims resulted in an award. For normal rules claims the success rate is 42%.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    The 53% was the success rate for mandatory reconsideration and not the initial claim . 

    I don't know the figures but 80% is not correct 

    Sending lots of evidence isn't the best unless it describes how you are affected against the descriptors,  unfortunately GP and doctors dont see you doing the daily tasks 

    The best evidence is your own giving real examples of what happens when you try and do the task 

    Good luck with your claim let us know how you get on 

  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 764

    Scope community team

    Hi @solly1902 and welcome to the forum. You can rest assured that the 80% figure is not correct. As other members have said, the success rate is more like 42%. But try not to focus on statistics, the important thing is to focus on giving yourself the best chance to be successful. Part of doing that is taking the time to feel settled and relaxed, and remembering to take things step by step.

    I've moved this discussion to the PIP category so it can be more easily found. As Jane says, once you feel up to it, make note of real examples you can use as evidence in your claim against the PIP descriptors

    Good luck with your claim, please do let us know if you need any more help. 

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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