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Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment

Information on new claims and conversions (through the Work Capability Assessment) into Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Contents

  1. Publications

This publication series presents bulletins and supplementary tables on:

  • new ESA claims
  • conversions from reassessment of existing incapacity benefits claims to ESA in Great Britain – these claims go into the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process

The publications show the statistics on:

  • volumes for outcomes of completed face-to-face assessments, claims closed before the assessment and those still in progress
  • percentages for outcomes of completed face-to-face assessments only

Since 30 April 2013 this publication series has been combined with Employment and Support Allowance: incapacity benefits reassessment. Both publications will continue to be released each quarter, but as one publication.

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service caseload data on appeals was not included in the October 2013 publication. This data is now available and the January 2014 release includes appeal outcomes to September 2013

Future DWP publications, commencing from March 2014, will be aligned with the Ministry of Justice release schedule. The DWP publication dates will be announced via the United Kingdom Statistics Authority publication hub in accordance with the Code of Practice for statistics.

Next release date: June 2014

Background to the benefit

On 27 October 2008, pre-existing benefits paid on grounds of incapacity and disability (Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and Income Support) were replaced with ESA for all new claimants.

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Our policies and procedures

We’ve published our policies and procedures for DWP statistics in the interests of transparency and to comply with the UK Statistics Authority code of practice.

We’ve also published specific policies and statements related to the DWP Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment statistics. These are

  • Uses and users
  • Quality statement
  • Methodology statement

Contacts and more information

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Publications

  1. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments March 2014

    • 27 March 2014
    • Statistics
  2. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments January 2014

    • 22 January 2014
    • Statistics
  3. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments October 2013

    • 22 October 2013
    • Statistics
  4. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments July 2013

    • 25 July 2013
    • Statistics
  5. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments April 2013

    • 30 April 2013
    • Statistics
  6. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, January 2013

    • 22 January 2013
    • Statistics
  7. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment outcomes made on paper evidence

    • 19 November 2012
    • Statistics
  8. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment outcomes by physical and mental health condition

    • 19 November 2012
    • Statistics
  9. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, October 2012

    • 23 October 2012
    • Statistics
  10. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, July 2012

    • 24 July 2012
    • Statistics
  11. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, April 2012

    • 24 April 2012
    • Statistics
  12. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, January 2012

    • 24 January 2012
    • Statistics
  13. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, October 2011

    • 25 October 2011
    • Statistics
  14. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, July 2011

    • 26 July 2011
    • Statistics
  15. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, April 2011

    • 27 April 2011
    • Statistics
  16. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, January 2011

    • 25 January 2011
    • Statistics
  17. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, October 2010

    • 24 October 2010
    • Statistics
  18. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment by health condition and functional impairment

    • 24 August 2010
    • Statistics
  19. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, July 2010

    • 27 July 2010
    • Statistics
  20. Questionnaire on 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments' statistics

    • 22 October 2013
    • Form

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