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Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments

Work Capability Assessment (WCA) outcomes, appeals and mandatory reconsiderations for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claims.

This collection brings together statistics publications on:

  • WCA outcomes
  • appeals decisions and mandatory reconsiderations for ESA claims (including re-assessed Incapacity Benefit claims)

From 8 September 2016 the statistics include the following information:

  • monthly median ESA WCA mandatory reconsiderations clearance times
  • experimental cohort statistics covering the ESA WCA process

From 14 September 2017 the statistics include ESA WCA clearance times for initial claims.

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  1. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: September 2017

    • National Statistics
  2. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: June 2017

    • National Statistics
  3. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: March 2017

    • National Statistics
  4. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: December 2016

    • Official Statistics
  5. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: September 2016

    • Official Statistics
  6. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to Sep 2015 and appeals to Mar 2016

    • Official Statistics
  7. ESA Work Capability Assessment mandatory reconsiderations: data to April 2016

    • Official Statistics
  8. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to Jun 2015 and appeals to Dec 2015

    • Official Statistics
  9. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to Mar 2015 and appeals to Sept 2015

    • Official Statistics
  10. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to Dec 2014 and appeals to Jun 2015

    • Official Statistics
  11. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to Sep 2014 and appeals to Mar 2015

    • Official Statistics
  12. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to June 2014 and appeals to Dec 2014

    • Official Statistics
  13. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to Mar 2014 and appeals to Sept 2014

    • Official Statistics
  14. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments September 2014

    • Official Statistics
  15. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments June 2014

    • Official Statistics
  16. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments March 2014

    • Official Statistics
  17. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments January 2014

    • Official Statistics
  18. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments October 2013

    • Official Statistics
  19. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments July 2013

    • Official Statistics
  20. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments April 2013

    • Official Statistics
  21. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, January 2013

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

    • Official Statistics
  23. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment outcomes by physical and mental health condition

    • Official Statistics
  24. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, October 2012

    • Official Statistics
  25. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, July 2012

    • Official Statistics
  26. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, April 2012

    • Official Statistics
  27. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, January 2012

    • Official Statistics
  28. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, October 2011

    • Official Statistics
  29. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, July 2011

    • Official Statistics
  30. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, April 2011

    • Official Statistics
  31. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, January 2011

    • Official Statistics
  32. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, October 2010

    • Official Statistics
  33. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment by health condition and functional impairment

    • Official Statistics
  34. Employment and Support Allowance: work capability assessment, July 2010

    • Official Statistics
Published 25 July 2013
Last updated 14 December 2017 + full page history
  1. Added 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including Mandatory Reconsiderations and Appeals: December 2017'.
  2. Added 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including Mandatory Reconsiderations and Appeals: September 2017'.
  3. Published a note that the next release of these statistics on 14 September 2017 will also include information on ESA WCA clearance times for initial claims.
  4. Added 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: June 2017'.
  5. Added 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: March 2017'.
  6. Added 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: December 2016'.
  7. Added 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: September 2016'.
  8. Added statistics on 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to Sep 2015 and appeals to Mar 2016'.
  9. Updated message about the delay to the 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments' statistics, which will now be published on 6 July 2016.
  10. Published 'ESA Work Capability Assessment mandatory reconsiderations: data to April 2016' and message about a delay to 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments' which were due to be published on 9 June 2016.
  11. Added - ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to June 2015 and appeals to December 2015.
  12. Published 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to Mar 2015 and appeals to Sept 2015'.
  13. Added - ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to Dec 2014 and appeals to Jun 2015.
  14. Published latest statistics on the outcomes of Work Capability Assessments for Employment and Support Allowance claims made to September 2014 and appeals to March 2015.
  15. Added statistics on 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments: claims made to June 2014 and appeals to Dec 2014'.
  16. Updated date of next statistical release to 12 March 2015.
  17. Added 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment: claims made to March 2014 and appeals to Sept 2014'.
  18. Published statistics on Work Capability Assessments for claims started October to December 2013, and appeals data to June 2014.
  19. Published ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments June 2014. Updated advice on processing error.
  20. Removed old guidance on future DWP publications being aligned with Ministry of Justice release schedule.
  21. Published note regarding a processing error with Appeal data for the period June to December 2013.
  22. Published ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments March 2014
  23. Specific policies and statements related to the DWP Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment statisticspublished and link added to the page.
  24. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments January 2014 statistics published
  25. Update added regarding future statistical releases
  26. Updated information regarding appeals and release of statistics.
  27. Published 'ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments October 2013' statistics and user views questionnaire.
  28. First published.