Research and analysis

Employment and Support Allowance (RR745)

Report from a follow-up telephone survey of people who made a claim for Employment and Support Allowance between April and June 2009.

Documents

Employment and Support Allowance (RR745): report

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Employment and Support Allowance (RR745): summary

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Detail

By Helen Barnes, Paul Sissons and Helen Stevens

This report presents findings from a follow-up telephone survey of 1,842 people who made a claim for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) between April and June 2009. They were initially surveyed face-to-face between December 2009 and February 2010, around six to ten months after they had made their initial claim for ESA. Participants who agreed to be contacted again were interviewed for this follow-up survey, which was conducted between July and September 2010.

This follow-up survey explores the progress over time of this group of ESA claimants. In particular, it looked at any changes in health and personal circumstances, continuing ESA claim experiences and future plans of those still in receipt of the benefit at the follow-up survey, and the activities of those no longer claiming ESA.