Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 6th September 2018.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many benefits claimants have taken their case to tribunal in each of the last 10 years; and what the cost has been of such tribunals in each of those years.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Details on the number of benefit claimants are contained in the published statistics in the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognitions-certificates-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2018. The total cost of the Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) Tribunal (including overheads) for the last 10 years are detailed in the table below:

Gross Expenditure (£)

2008-09

66,917,000

2009-10

81,761,000

2010-11

90,897,459

2011-12

99,042,690

2012-13

115,320,334

2013-14

140,039,605

2014-15

87,357,366

2015-16

92,554,070

2016-17

105,776,214

2017-18

121,482,762

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