Employment and Support Allowance: Scotland

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th July 2018.

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Photo of Lesley Laird Lesley Laird Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants for employment and support allowance have waited over one year for a medical assessment in (a) Scotland and (b) Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency in the last year.

Photo of Lesley Laird Lesley Laird Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants have been successful on appeal at tribunal against decisions to reject a claim in (a) Scotland and (b) Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency in the last year.

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

The available information on waiting times and appeals in Scotland can be found in the ESA Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments quarterly statistics published here:

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

This information is not readily available at constituency level and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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