The success rate for PIP and ESA claimants appealing to a tribunal has risen again in the latest statistics published by the Tribunals Service.
An extraordinary 74% of claimants of both benefits won their appeals in the three months to March 2019.
For DLA, the success rate is now 66% and for UC 63%.
The figures represents a 3% rise for PIP wins from the same period last year and a four % rise for ESA.
The advantages of going on to appeal if your mandatory reconsideration (MR) is turned down are clear.
And with PIP MR success rates at just 18%, there is definitely a very strong chance you will be turned down.
So, it’s regrettable that both PIP and ESA appeal numbers are falling even as success rates rise.
ESA appeals are down by 39% from a year ago, whilst PIP appeals are down by 9%.
If you come across anyone who thinks that appealing is a waste of time, please do put them straight.
From BENEFITS and WORK: https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/about-us