Hundreds of disabled people in Coventry denied benefits unfairly

MP Colleen Fletcher has spoken out after it emerged that more than three quarters of PIP claimants successfully appeal decisions over payments

In 2015 699 people in Coventry appealed against PIP decisions. There were a further 213 appeals set to reach the courts at the start of 2016.

According to the latest available figures (January to March 2016), 78 percent of people in Coventry who appealed against PIP award decisions won in court.

This appears to be a long-standing problem with a similar situation emerging in the figures from July to September 2015 and October and December 2015 when successful PIP appeals in Coventry stood at 69 percent and 75 percent respectively.

The most recent regional and national averages show successful PIP appeals at 65 per cent in the West Midlands and 64 per cent in England.

read more here: http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/hundreds-disabled-people-coventry-denied-11902033

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