Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The average waiting time for disposal of ESA has reduced significantly over the last four years from 21 weeks in 2013/14 to 14 in 2015/16. The information requested is set out below.

Month/Year

Average waiting time in weeks, for the disposal of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)1 appeals from receipt to outcome2, between April 2016 and March 2017 (the latest period for which figures are available)

April 2016

15

May 2016

14

June 2016

13

July 2016

13

August 2016

14

September 2016

14

October 2016

14

November 2016

14

December 2016

15

January 2017

16

February 2017

16

March 2017

16

[1] Includes ESA and ESA (Reassessments).

2 Outcome: all appeals disposed of include those appeals disposed of with and without a Tribunal hearing.

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 is available.

The data are a subset of official statistics extracted from the case-management system on a different date.

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