PIP tribunal statistics

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David Andrew Jameson

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

In 2022, there were 41,000 appeals cleared at tribunal. Of these 41% (17,000) were
overturned due to a different conclusion being reached on substantially the same facts.

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand or percent.
2. Figures use appeals cleared at tribunal between January 2022 and December 2022.
3. This data only provides one reason per appeal on why decisions by DWP decision makers have been over-
turned at a tribunal hearing.
4. Appeals data has been taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore
this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various rea-
sons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing sta-
5. The data provided is unpublished and should be used with caution as it may be subject to future revision.

FOI request

For the same period

1. For the appeals how many were there in total
2. Before the hearing how many did the DWP make an offer before the hearing to settle in the appellants favour and it did not proceed to a hearing
3. How many appellants withdrew a claim before the hearing without any settlement
4. How many appellants died before the hearing took place
5. How many of the hearings had new evidence either written or verbal where a decision was made in the appellants favour
5. The total percent of hearings made in the appellants favour for whatever reason to include the percent where the DWP settled before the hearing, I believe that 79% of appellants either had a court decision made in there favour or settled before?

Do you also have these same figures for ESA / Universal Credit LCW / LCWRA? and DLA

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

David Andrew Jameson

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Dear David Jameson,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 24th

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

J Roberts left an annotation ()

Mims Davies answered this parliamentary question from Richard Burgon:

UIN 15121, tabled on 21 February 2024

'To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what number and proportion of Personal Independence Payment decisions overturned at tribunal were due to (a) the tribunal panel drawing a different conclusion based on the same evidence, (b) oral evidence given by the individual and (c) new written evidence provided at the hearing in each year for which data is available.'