Employment and Support Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Liberal Democrat, Sutton and Cheam

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the employment and support allowance work-related activity group have a prognosis of unlikely to return to work in the longer term. [Official Report, 22 November 2013, Vol. 570, c. 7-9MC.]

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

There is no such prognosis as being unable to return to work in the longer-term. However, the following table shows how many claimants have been allocated a prognosis of two years or more:

Employment and support allowance (ESA) 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 or more
2008  
December
   
2009  
January
February
March 200
April 200
May 200
June 300
July 400
August 400
September 300
October 300
November 300
December 300
   
2010  
January 300
February 300
March 300
April 200
May 300
June 300
July 300
August 200
September 300
October 300
November 200
December 200
   
2011  
January 200
February 200
March 200
April 200
May 200
June 100
July 100
August 100
September 100
October 100
November 100
December 100
   
2012  
January 200
February 200
March 200
April 200
May 200
June 200
July 200
August 200
September 200
October 300
November 300
December 200
   
2013  
January 200
February 200
Notes: 1. Figures are shown rounded to the nearest 100. 2. '—' denotes nil or negligible. 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. Source: Data in the table is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.

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