Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th July 2017.

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Photo of Gerald Jones Gerald Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of employment and support allowance claims were overturned at the mandatory reconsideration stage between (a) January and December 2016 and (b) January and June 2017.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested for Employment and Support Allowance claims is shown in the table below:

National level

1st January 16 to 31st December 16

1st January 17 to 30th June 17

% Overturned at Mandatory Reconsideration

9.9%

12.3%

Source:

Decision Making and Appeals Case Recorder (DMACR).

The above data source is a Departmental performance management, data capture and reporting tool. This type of internal management information does not form part of the official statistics outputs that are released by the Department in accordance with the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice.

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