Work Capability Assessment

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

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people deemed fit to work by Work Place Assessments changed status within a 12 month period in the last five years.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

The latest available information on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) appeal outcomes for Fit for Work decisions for initial Work Capability Assessments (WCA) can be found in Table 3 of the ESA Outcomes of WCA quarterly statistics published here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-support-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment

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