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Personal Independence Payment statistics

Statistics on Personal Independence Payment new claims and Disability Living Allowance claim reassessments.

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From 8 April 2013, the government introduced a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for eligible working age people aged 16 to 64.

The strategy for the release of official statistics relating to Personal Independence Payment explains how DWP manages the release of statistics on PIP.

DWP will only release statistics on PIP that are part of its publication strategy. This is designed to ensure that statistics are published in a clear and controlled way.

Experimental official statistics releases

The latest set of experimental official statistics on Personal Independence Payment across Great Britain was published on Wednesday 18 March 2015.

This release includes, for the first time, information on average clearance times and outstanding times.

Next release

The next quarterly releases of experimental official statistics on PIP across Great Britain are planned for 17 June 2015 (covering data up to April 2015) and 16 September 2015 (covering data up to July 2015). These will be formally pre-announced in line with UK Statistics Authority protocols.

About PIP statistics

PIP official statistics currently cover:

  • caseloads (cases in payment) broken down by:
    • new claims and DLA re-assessment claims
    • normal rules and special rules for terminally ill people
    • mobility and daily living award level
    • main disability category/sub-group
    • International Classification of Diseases (ICD) disease code (summary group)
    • age and gender
  • registrations, clearances and awards by:
    • new claims and DLA re-assessment claims
    • normal rules and special rules for terminally ill people
  • average clearance times and outstanding times by:
    • new claims and DLA re-assessment claims
    • normal rules and special rules for terminally ill people

Detailed caseload breakdowns including regional, local authority and Parliamentary constituency data are available as both ready-made and bespoke tables within Stat-Xplore.

View an interactive map detailing PIP caseload at January 2015 by local authority.

Further breakdowns of the registrations, clearances and awards data including regional, local authority and Parliamentary constituency data are also available in data tables that are published with each PIP statistics release.

On 28 January 2015, to support the discussion and sharing of data at the Work and Pensions Select Committee, we published PIP new claims: ad hoc statistics which include information on PIP new claims:

  • registrations and clearances
  • referrals and returns from the assessment providers
  • average clearance time with the assessment provider
  • outstanding claims with the assessment providers and DWP decision makers

Contacts

Email us on the type of statistics you would like to see available on PIP.

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.