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.
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)
 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.