The number of disability living allowance (DLA) claimants being forced to apply for personal independence payment (PIP) has plummeted, DWP statistics released this week show. The DWP have said only that they are “managing capacity within the system.”
The DWP PIP Official Statistics, published on 14 June show a massive drop in the number of claims registered in April 2017. Claims are registered either when a new claim is made or when a current DLA claimant is informed by the DWP that they have to transfer to PIP.
For the current year, the number of PIP registrations was:
- January 104,333
- February 92,327
- March 83,578
- April 49,409
That means that there was a huge fall of over 50% in the number of registrations in April as compared to January.
The explanation given by the DWP is that:
“In recent months reassessment registrations have decreased…
View original post 362 more words