Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals against decisions on (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance were heard at (i) Blackburn, (ii) Blackpool, (iii) Burnley, (iv) Lancaster and (v) Preston Magistrates' Court in each month between 1 January 2016 and 31 July 2017; and on how many occasions at each venue in each of these months regarding (A) personal independence payment and (B) employment and support allowance hearings were adjourned.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The table below contains the information requested up to March 2017, the latest period for which figures are available

Venue

Month

Benefit type

Number hearing clearances4

Number of adjournments5

Blackburn1

January 2016

PIP2

31

~6

ESA3

25

~

February 2016

PIP

17

0

ESA

27

~

March 2016

PIP

30

~

ESA

43

~

April 2016

PIP

33

~

ESA

28

6

May 2016

PIP

38

6

ESA

30

~

June 2016

PIP

16

0

ESA

28

~

July 2016

PIP

31

6

ESA

29

~

August 2016

PIP

23

~

ESA

25

~

September 2016

PIP

29

~

ESA

36

~

October 2016

PIP

25

~

ESA

41

~

November 2016

PIP

39

6

ESA

42

~

December 2016

PIP

31

7

ESA

26

~

January 2017

PIP

44

6

ESA

24

6

February 2017

PIP

53

7

ESA

35

~

March 2017

PIP

39

9

ESA

17

~

Blackpool1

January 2016

PIP

32

~

ESA

60

~

February 2016

PIP

31

~

ESA

52

~

March 2016

PIP

30

~

ESA

19

~

April 2016

PIP

48

~

ESA

35

~

May 2016

PIP

35

~

ESA

33

~

June 2016

PIP

29

~

ESA

33

~

July 2016

PIP

34

~

ESA

47

~

August 2016

PIP

37

~

ESA

45

~

September 2016

PIP

33

9

ESA

58

~

October 2016

PIP

38

7

ESA

55

9

November 2016

PIP

44

9

ESA

32

6

December 2016

PIP

38

12

ESA

42

~

January 2017

PIP

51

7

ESA

41

7

February 2017

PIP

42

10

ESA

45

0

March 2017

PIP

49

12

ESA

32

9

Burnley1

January 20166

PIP

23

~

ESA

24

~

February 2016

PIP

18

~

ESA

43

8

March 2016

PIP

26

~

ESA

34

~

April 2016

PIP

29

~

ESA

19

~

May 2016

PIP

29

~

ESA

29

~

June 2016

PIP

22

~

ESA

21

~

July 2016

PIP

17

8

ESA

32

~

August 2016

PIP

18

10

ESA

26

6

September 2016

PIP

36

6

ESA

46

~

October 2016

PIP

31

7

ESA

39

~

November 2016

PIP

29

~

ESA

30

~

December 2016

PIP

28

8

ESA

30

~

January 2017

PIP

43

10

ESA

21

~

February 2017

PIP

37

11

ESA

27

~

March 2017

PIP

34

6

ESA

27

~

Lancaster 1

January 2016

PIP

16

~

ESA

9

7

February 2016

PIP

10

~

ESA

19

~

March 2016

PIP

9

~

ESA

14

~

April 2016

PIP

13

~

ESA

14

~

May 2016

PIP

20

~

ESA

9

0

June 2016

PIP

10

~

ESA

10

0

July 2016

PIP

10

0

ESA

14

~

August 2016

PIP

11

~

ESA

21

~

September 2016

PIP

17

~

ESA

17

~

October 2016

PIP

8

~

ESA

19

~

November 2016

PIP

16

~

ESA

12

~

December 2016

PIP

~

0

ESA

7

~

January 2017

PIP

16

6

ESA

14

0

February 2017

PIP

15

~

ESA

12

~

March 2017

PIP

13

~

ESA

12

~

Preston Magistrates’ Court1

January 2016

PIP

26

11

ESA

41

~

February 2016

PIP

28

~

ESA

42

~

March 2016

PIP

36

11

ESA

45

7

April 2016

PIP

35

12

ESA

23

~

May 2016

PIP

39

~

ESA

19

~

June 2016

PIP

26

~

ESA

15

~

July 2016

PIP

18

~

ESA

44

~

August 2016

PIP

27

8

ESA

27

~

September 2016

PIP

40

~

ESA

37

8

October 2016

PIP

35

~

ESA

25

~

November 2016

PIP

18

~

ESA

13

~

December 2016

PIP

29

~

ESA

12

~

January 2017

PIP

18

~

ESA

23

~

February 2017

PIP

20

~

ESA

17

~

March 2017

PIP

37

8

ESA

21

7

1 Social Security and Child Support data are attributed to the hearing venue nearest the appellant’s home

2. Personal Independence Payment began to replace Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16 to 64 from 8 April 2013. Data includes Disablity Living Allowance reassessment

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

4. Total number of hearing clearances. Cases cleared at tribunal hearing both oral and paper

5. Number of cases adjourned at tribunal hearing

6. Number falls between one and five.

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

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