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Work Capability Assessment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals have been made to the outcome of work capability assessments in each year since 2009.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department only holds information on appeals once they have been heard by HM Courts and Tribunal Service.

The Department regularly publishes official statistics on employment and support allowance (ESA) and the work capability assessment (WCA) including appeal outcomes. The latest report was published in January 2013 and can be found on the internet at the following link:

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

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