Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd March 2022.

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Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald SNP Deputy Leader, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people who registered an appeal against their benefit decision in the most recent 12 month period for which data is available, were awarded benefit at the first stage of appeal, by parliamentary constituency.

Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald SNP Deputy Leader, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people and what proportion of people who appealed to a tribunal against a benefit decision in the most recent 12-month period for which data are available were awarded benefit by the tribunal, by parliamentary constituency.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

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