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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
(1) how many people who made a claim for employment and support allowance (ESA) and who were found fit for work at assessment have had an appeal heard by the Tribunals Service in each month since ESA assessments began;
(2) what proportion of people who have undergone a work capability assessment have been found fit to work at appeal in each month since October 2008.
Information on the number of people who are found fit for work, who then appeal the decision at a hearing with Ministry of Justice and the result of the appeal is published. The full publication can be found here:
Table 3 of the publication which relates specifically to fit for work decisions and appeals is reproduced as follows:
|WCA appeals heard on 'Fit for Work' decision (initial assessments only)|
|Month of claim start||Fit for Work||Appeals heard(to date)||Percentage fit for work with an appeal heard (to date)||Decision in favour of appellant||DWP decision upheld||Percentage decision in favour of appellant||DWP decision upheld|