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Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of mandatory reconsideration cases for welfare benefits have resulted in the original ruling being overturned in each year for which information is available.

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

Information on the number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) clearances by type are available on GOV.UK:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-independence-payment-statistics (Table 7b)

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-support-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment (Table 14)

DWP also publish data about MRs in relation to Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance Work-Related Activity Group (ESA WRAG), and Universal Credit Live Service (UC) benefit sanctions, available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/jobseekers-allowance-sanctions#latest-release (Tables 1.8, 2.6 and 3.6)

To provide information across all other DWP administered benefits would incur disproportionate cost.

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