Employment and Support Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals placed in the Work-Related Activity Group received a prognosis statement that they are unlikely to return to work in the last six months.

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

The information requested is shown in the following table:

New claims—Outcomes of initial functional assessments by prognosis and month of result date, for the work related activity group, Great Britain
  Claimants with prognosis of two years and over
September 200
October 300
November 300
December 200
January 200
February 200
Note: Figures are shown rounded to the nearest 100. Source: Data in the table is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare. Scope: Initial functional assessment—the first assessment of the Employment and Support Allowance claim. The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker's decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare Professional where the Decision Maker's decision is not yet available.

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