PIP Delay Crisis Over, Claims DWP

Posted: May 12, 2015 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Same Difference

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The DWP claim that the crisis over personal independence payment (PIP) assessment delays is now over, with average wait times down to just 15 weeks from a high of over 40 weeks.

The DWP have released PIP clearance time statistics ahead of a court case taking place later this week.

The statistics allegedly show that the average clearance time for PIP claims is now:

15 weeks from the point of registration for new claims, and

11 weeks from the point of registration for DLA to PIP transfers.

According to the statistics, waiting times reached a peak of over 40 weeks in July 2014 and have been falling ever since.

However, the figures also show that 29% of claimants had been waiting over 20 weeks for a PIP medical assessment in March of this year, down from 37% in January.

16% had been waiting…

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