Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) universal credit and (b) employment and support allowance claimants were found fit for work but were awarded (i) limited capability for work and (ii) limited capability for work related activity after appeal in each month in the last 12 months.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Statistics on Employment and Support Allowance Work Capability Assessment (WCA) outcomes are published quarterly. The latest figures covering the outcome of completed initial and repeat WCAs including appeals decisions and mandatory reconsiderations, can be found at:

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

Additional breakdowns of the ESA WCA figures can be found at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance for users is available at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html

The information requested for Universal Credit is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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