Something interesting that you might like to know: PIP acceptance rates are currently running at about 55%. This is higher than the low 40s that DLA usually came in at and way higher than the high 30s rate that early PIP claims seemed to show. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...12871/pip-statistics-apr-2013-to-jan-2015.pdf It would seem that being "tough" on the disabled has been largely abandoned now, probably due to the massive queues already waiting for benefit and the fear of further bad headlines and long-running appeals. Bully for us! However, due to the DLA stats having been removed, I couldn't compare levels of award and, with only 4 components to PIP, rather than 5 to DLA, it seems that plenty of people will end up with less money than they otherwise would have done (there have been stories that far fewer people are getting higher rate mobility than they were). There will also be more frequent reassessments, although there are 5 and 10 year options for the severely disabled, as opposed to the flat 2 years for ESA. Also, watch out for taxes on disability benefits if the Tories win the election. Remember PRUKs: you have a vote!