Number of people who have died while waiting for PIP claim to be decided
Written question in the House of Commons highlights -
Over 3.6 million applications to PIP were made between April 2013 and 30th April 2018. Of these:
- 4,760 claimants1 died between their case being referred to, and returned from, an assessment provider;
- 73,800 claimants died within 6 months of their claim being registered; and
- 17,070 claimants died after registering but prior to the DWP making a decision on their claim.