NEA was rolled out nationally in August 2011, with eligibility for JSA claimants only. Eligibility was broadened to ESA WRAG recipients in February 2013 although we expect the vast majority of participants to continue to be those claiming JSA.
The benefit type of claimants admitted on new enterprise allowance (NEA) is not routinely recorded. Analysis has been conducted to identify NEA mentor starts by ESA claimants since eligibility for NEA was opened up on
|Estimated number of NEA mentor starts by ESA claimants in each calendar year|
|18 February 2013 to 31 December 2013||630|
|1 January 2014 to 31 March 2014||210|
|Notes: 1. Figures rounded to the nearest 10 2. Data available to 31 March 2014 3. More than 99% of mentor starts were matched to an appropriate benefit record Source: DWP National Benefits Database and Opportunities Database|