Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Natalie McGarry Natalie McGarry Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Disabilities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many notifications of claimant non-compliance have been received by decision makers in his Department relating to claims for employment and support allowance; and what proportion of those notifications have resulted in sanctions.

Photo of Natalie McGarry Natalie McGarry Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Disabilities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many notifications of claimant non-compliance have been received by decision makers in his Department relating to claims for jobseeker's allowance; and what proportion of those notifications have resulted in sanctions.

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

The information as requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

The information that is available, on the number of sanction referrals and adverse sanction decisions, in respect of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), is published and available at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/:

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:

https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started---SuperWEB2.html

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