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Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of appeals against work capability assessments were upheld in the last calendar year.

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

Table 17 of the publication “ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: June 2018” provides statistics on appeal outcomes for ESA WCA decisions, by period of claim start, from October 2013 up to September 2017, a copy of which can be found here:

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

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