Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd January 2018.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of employment support allowance claim decisions made by the Department for Work and Pensions were overturned at (a) the mandatory reconsideration stage and (b) the tribunal stage in the last 12 months.

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

The latest available information on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) mandatory reconsideration and appeal outcomes can be found in tables 3, 14 and 17 of the ESA Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments quarterly statistics published at the following link:

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

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