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PIP appeals led to a better result in majority of cases, ‘shocking’ new figures reveal

Benefits system under fire after figures show two-thirds of decisions were changed


Almost two-thirds of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals last year resulted in a more favourable outcome for the applicant, according to "shocking" new figures.

In the 12 months to April, of the 1,326 final appeal decisions made, the original decision was upheld on 459 occasions — but was changed to a more advantageous outcome for the applicant in 866 cases. Only one appeal resulted in a less advantageous outcome for the applicant.

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