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Personal Independence Payment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 32392, tabled on 13 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people who first claimed personal independence payment in 2020 are waiting for their claim to be processed.

Answered on

21 July 2021

Data to 30th July 2021 will be published on 14th September 2021, as part of the next scheduled release of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Official Statistics.

At 30th April 2021 (the latest available data) 59,000 initial claims for Personal Independence Payment registered in 2020 were awaiting clearance. This includes both new claims to PIP and reassessments from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP and is 10% of the 614,000 initial claims for PIP registered in 2020.

We are committed to ensuring that people can access financial support through Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in a timely manner. We always aim to make an award decision as quickly as possible, taking into account the need to review all available evidence. We are currently operating within expected levels.


Data Source: PIP Atomic Data Store (ADS)

  • The number and proportion of PIP claims registered in 2020 and awaiting clearance at 30th April 2021 is unpublished. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.
  • Data is based on initial clearances only (prior to any reconsideration and appeal action).
  • Data provided is for Great Britain only.