Social Security Benefits: Leeds

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the success rate for appeals against decisions on (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment entitlement in Leeds has been in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The table below provides a further breakdown of this information.

Personal Independence Payment 1 and Employment and Support Allowance 2 Appeals

Year

Leeds Venue4

PIP1

ESA2

1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016

% in Favour3

57

48

SSCS appeals are normally registered to the venue nearest to the appellants’ home address. We cannot retrieve data based on the appellants’ actual address, but can produce reports detailing the numbers of cases that were dealt with at one of our Regional centres or venues.

1 Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals) which replaces Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Personal Independence Payment (Reassessments).

2 Employment and Support Allowance which was rolled out from October 2008 and Employment and Support Allowance (Incapacity Benefit Reassessment) rolled out from April 2011.

3 % in Favour provides the number of appeals where the decision was found in the favour of the appellant as a percentage of the total number of appeals disposed of (this is inclusive of both those cleared at hearing and those cleared without the need of a tribunal hearing).

4 Leeds venue - Covers all appeals heard at the Leeds Venue.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available.

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