Employment and Support Allowance
Work and Pensions
Stephen Timms (East Ham, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of appeals against decisions that an applicant for employment and support allowance (ESA) should be placed in the work related activity group have been successful for people who have (a) made a new claim for ESA and (b) been reassessed from incapacity benefit.
Chris Grayling (Minister of State (Employment), Work and Pensions; Epsom and Ewell, Conservative)
Information on outcomes of appeals by incapacity benefits claimants reassessed for employment and support allowance (ESA) is not available.
Information on outcomes of appeals by new ESA claimants against a decision to be placed in the work related activity group is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics. We will consider whether to include the statistics requested in part of an upcoming statistics release in line with the code of practice for official statistics.