Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th November 2015.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of new claimants of employment and support allowances who will be placed in the work-related activity group from April 2017 to May 2020; and whether he has made an estimate of the number of those claimants who will be people with cancer.

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

Information regarding the number of new claimants who will be placed in the work related activity or limited capability for work groups can be found in the following table, for each of the financial years in the time period requested :

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

Total work related activity or limited capability for work group decisions from new claims to ESA or UC

100,000

100,000

100,000

100,000

Figures are consistent with the Autumn Statement 2015 forecasts, which do not separate out ESA and UC.

We do not hold estimates on the number of claimants we expect with specific conditions.

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