Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Marsha de Cordova Marsha de Cordova Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many ESA65B letters have been sent to GPs since the wording of that letter was revised, in each month in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department does not hold information on the number of ESA65B letters sent to GPs.

The ESA65B letter is automatically issued by the IT system to GPs in every case where an Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimant has been found ‘fit for work’.

Link to the latest ESA statistics:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019

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