Jobseeker's Allowance: Appeals

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants who have been sanctioned and have applied for mandatory reconsideration of the decision have waited (a) one to seven, (b) eight to 14, (c) 15 to 30, (d) 31 to 45, (e) 46 to 60, (f) 61 to 75, (g) 76 to 90 and (h) over 90 calendar days for that mandatory reconsideration to be adjudicated since October 2013.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The information requested is not available and would only be available at disproportionate cost.

The Department publishes Official Statistics on Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) sanction decisions and information on these statistics can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/jobseekers-allowance-sanctions

The latest set of Official Statistics was released on 12 November 2014 and covers all decisions made to 30 June 2014. A summary of this data can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jobseekers-allowance-and-employment-and-support-allowance-sanctions-decisions-made-to-june-2014

Information on mandatory reconsiderations of benefit decisions was released on 17th December 2014. This was an ad-hoc release of experimental statistics on MR requests made between 28thOctober 2013 and 31st October 2014. It gives an overview of MR requests across all benefits recorded on DWP’s operational systems, and a focused summary on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). This data can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mandatory-reconsiderations-of-dwp-benefit-decisions-data-to-october-2014

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