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Personal Independence Payment statistics

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

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for eligible working age people aged 16 to 64.

PIP quarterly official statistics cover:

  • caseloads (cases with entitlement)
  • registrations, clearances and awards
  • award rates
  • mandatory reconsiderations
  • average clearance times and average outstanding times

PIP experimental statistics cover:

  • breakdown of awards by award type and review periods
  • mandatory reconsideration clearance times
  • quarterly statistics tracking initial decisions following a PIP assessment through to mandatory reconsideration and appeal
  • PIP award review and change of circumstance registrations and clearances

The latest annual statistics on the outcomes of DLA to PIP reassessments can be found in Stat-Xplore.

Statistics are broken down by:

  • new claims and DLA reassessment claims
  • normal rules and special rules for terminally ill people
  • age and gender
  • geographical region, local authority area and parliamentary constituency

Additional breakdowns for some series include:

  • mobility and daily living award level
  • main disability category/sub-group/detailed disability condition
  • International Classification of Diseases (ICD) disease code (summary group)
  • claim duration
  • clearance type
  • award type and review periods

The latest release of PIP statistics (published on 11 June 2020) includes, for the first time:

  • a quarterly release summary in HTML rather than PDF format
  • average amounts of money received as a PIP award on clearances and cases with entitlement (caseload) datasets
  • additional breakdown on all Stat-Xplore datasets to show whether a customer is of State Pension age or not
  • PIP award review and change of circumstance registrations and clearances updated on a quarterly basis rather than annually

Find future release dates in the statistics calendar and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Feedback

Email jess.arrowsmith@dwp.gov.uk with feedback and queries about the PIP statistics. We are only able to reply to questions about the statistics. Read the Personal Independence Payment guidance for information about how to claim PIP or report a change of circumstances.

Explore the statistics with our interactive tools


Use Stat-Xplore for detailed breakdowns including regional, local authority and Parliamentary constituency data.

View an interactive map detailing PIP statistics by local authority.

View an interactive dashboard of the latest PIP statistics by region.

Latest release

DWP publish historic and forecast benefit expenditure and caseload data which is usually consistent with the annual Budget and Autumn Statement.

Ad hoc analyses, statistics and management information

Ad hoc publications are additional analyses that are not included in our official statistics publications.

Previous releases

  1. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to January 2020
  2. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to October 2019
  3. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to July 2019
  4. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to April 2019
  5. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to January 2019
  6. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to October 2018
  7. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to July 2018
  8. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to April 2018
  9. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to January 2018
  10. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to October 2017
  11. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to July 2017
  12. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to April 2017
  13. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to January 2017
  14. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to October 2016
  15. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to July 2016
  16. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to April 2016
  17. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to January 2016
  18. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to October 2015
  19. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to July 2015
  20. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to April 2015
  21. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to January 2015
  22. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to October 2014
  23. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to July 2014
  24. Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to March 2014
Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 11 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the latest release of Personal Independence Payment statistics (data for April 2013 to April 2020).

  2. Added a note about the additional information that will be included in the next release of Personal Independence Payment statistics (to be published on 11 June 2020).

  3. Added a link to the latest release of Personal Independence Payment statistics (data for April 2013 to January 2020).

  4. Added a new release of PIP administrative exercise: progress on cases cleared information (with data to 5 January 2020).

  5. Corrected link to the annual statistics on the outcomes of Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment reassessments.

  6. Added updated information about the breakdown of statistics and added latest release to the collection.

  7. Added a note that the next release of these statistics will be on 13 December 2019.

  8. Added a link to the latest release of Personal Independence Payment statistics (data for April 2013 to July 2019).

  9. Added a new release of PIP administrative exercise: progress on cases cleared information (with data to 14 June 2019), following a previous publication in December 2018.

  10. Added a link to the latest Personal Independence Payment statistics (data for April 2013 to April 2019).

  11. Added information that the PIP quarterly experimental statistics cover mandatory reconsideration clearance times broken down by: 1) new claims and DLA re-assessment claims, and 2) geographical region, local authority area and parliamentary constituency.

  12. Added latest Personal Independence Payment statistics for April 2013 to January 2019.

  13. Published ad hoc release of DWP management information 'PIP administrative exercise: progress on cases cleared'.

  14. Added ad hoc release of DWP management information 'PIP administrative exercise: progress on cases cleared'.

  15. Added a note that the next release of PIP quarterly experimental statistics (on 11 December 2018) will also cover award review registrations and clearances by: geographical region, local authority area and parliamentary constituency, main disability category, age and gender.

  16. Added latest Personal Independence Payment statistics for April 2013 to July 2018.

  17. Added latest Personal Independence Payment statistics, April 2013 to April 2018.

  18. Added latest Personal Independence Payment statistics, April 2013 to January 2018.

  19. Added Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to October 2017 statistics.

  20. Added Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to July 2017 statistics.

  21. Added Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to April 2017.

  22. Added Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to January 2017 statistics.

  23. Added Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to October 2016 statistics.

  24. Added note - On 14 December 2016, new statistics will be published on the outcomes of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reassessments.

  25. Added Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to July 2016 statistics.

  26. Published statistics on 'Personal Independence Payment: data to April 2016'.

  27. Published statistics on 'Personal Independence Payment: data to January 2016'.

  28. Published statistics on 'Personal Independence Payment: data to October 2015'.

  29. Published latest PIP statistics to July 2015.

  30. Added note to PIP quarterly experimental official statistics: PIP payment statistics currently include a small number of cases which may not be in payment but are still shown as “live” on the PIP computer system awaiting payment processing action. We are considering how best to reflect these cases in a revised series of statistics as part of the next quarterly release in September 2015.

  31. Published statistics on 'Personal Independence Payment: data to April 2015'.

  32. Published statistics on 'Personal Independence Payment: data to March 2015'.

  33. Published Personal Independence Payment (PIP) statistics to January 2015 and updated PIP statistics release strategy.

  34. Published information relating to latest PIP new claims ad hoc statistics publication.

  35. Added link to ad hoc statistical release supporting discussion and sharing of data at the Work and Pensions Select Committee.

  36. Announced the publication of an ad hoc PIP statistics release on 28 January 2015.

  37. Added experimental official statistics on Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to October 2014.

  38. Announced the next PIP statistics publication date (17 Dec 2014), that the next release will include more detailed statistics on medical conditions and the intention to include PIP claim clearance times from March 2015.

  39. Added experimental official statistics on Personal Independence Payment for the period March 2013 to July 2014.

  40. Published date of next set of experimental official statistics to be published - Wednesday 17 September 2014.

  41. Published DWP's first set of experimental official statistics on Personal Independence Payment (caseload to 28 February 2014).

  42. Link added to ad-hoc statistic Personal Independence Payment: Management Information

  43. Update added regarding the strategy for the release of official statistics relating to Personal Independence Payment

  44. First published.