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Personal Independence Payment statistics

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) statistics including numbers of claims in payment, new claim registrations, decisions and awards made.

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  1. Documents

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 17 December 2014.

We also published PIP new claims: ad hoc statistics on 28 January 2015.

Next release

The next set of experimental official statistics on PIP across Great Britain will be published on 18 March 2015 (covering data up to January 2015).

We intend to release PIP clearance times and waiting/outstanding times statistics for the first time on 18 March 2015 and have pre-announced this in line with UK Statistics Authority release protocols.

About PIP statistics

PIP 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 claim and DLA re-assessment claim
    • normal rules and special rules for terminally ill people

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

  • new claims (normal rules) number of registrations, referrals and returns to the assessment providers and total clearances – to December 2014
  • new claims (normal rules) average actual clearance time with the assessment providers – to January 2015
  • new claims (normal rules) number of outstanding claims – to January 2015
  • new claims (special rules) number of registrations and clearances – to December 2014
  • new claims (special rules) average actual end to end clearance time – to January 2015

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.