Employment and Support Allowance: Terminal Illnesses

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd June 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 people have been fast-tracked into the support group for employment and support allowance as a result of being terminally ill.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people are in the support group for employment and support allowance as a result of being terminally ill.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The number and percentage of people in the Support Group of Employment and Support Allowance, who are terminally ill, can be found in table 5 of the publication at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-support-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment

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