Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th March 2018.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of mandatory reconsiderations upheld the initial decision on (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance claims in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

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

The number of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) mandatory reconsiderations (MRs) cleared, by decision type, can be found in the official published statistics: “Data tables: Personal Independence Payment: Official Statistics to January 2017”. The relevant data can be found in Table 7b.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-january-2018

The number of MRs for Employment Support Allowance (ESA), by decision type, can be found in the official published statistics: “ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: March 2018”. The relevant data can be found in Table 14.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2018

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