Work Capability Assessment
Work and Pensions

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Tom Harris (Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs); Glasgow South, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful appellants against an Atos assessment that deemed them fit for work were subsequently reassessed by Atos within (a) three, (b) six, (c) nine and (d) 12 months.

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Mark Hoban (The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions; Fareham, Conservative)

The following table shows the duration between the date of the appeal hearing for the initial work capability assessment (WCA) and the date of the first repeat WCA for claims that started between October 2008 and May 2011 (the latest available data), including actions on these claims up to May 2012.

Duration between initial WCA appeal hearing and first repeat assessment for claims that started between October 2008 and May 2011, including actions on these claims up to May 2012
Time between initial WCA appeal hearing and first repeat WCA Number of claimants
No repeat assessment recorded 32,900
Unknown 1,300
Less than three months 2,300
Three to six months 14,400
Six to nine months 24,200
Nine to 12 months 12,500
Greater than 12 months 9,700
Total 97,500
Note: All figures are rounded to the nearest 100. Hence the total does not sum exactly.

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