Work Capability Assessment
Work and Pensions
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.
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|
|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|
|Note: All figures are rounded to the nearest 100. Hence the total does not sum exactly.|