Incapacity Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of incapacity benefit chose to cease claiming that benefit rather than be retested in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

In March 2012 the Department released official statistics on the outcomes of incapacity benefits reassessment claims that had been referred for reassessment by the end of July 2011. This includes statistics on the number of incapacity benefits claims that were closed for any reason before the reassessment process was complete.

The publication can be found on the departmental website at the following link:

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/workingage/index.php?page=esa_ibr

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