National Statistics

ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: March 2017

Outcomes of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments (WCAs) including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals information.

Documents

Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments, Great Britain, quarterly official statistics bulletin

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Data tables: Employment and Support Allowance: WCA outcomes of Work Capability Assessments, Great Britain

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DWP is investigating a discrepancy with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for ESA and Incapacity Benefit. While we assess the scale of this issue, caution should be used when viewing this breakdown in tables 7 and 9 from the supplementary tables. We will provide an update once we have more information.

On 16 March 2017 table 3 in the data tables was revised to include December 2015 appeals data. This revision slightly affected the information in the statistical bulletin about the proportion of decisions upheld or overturned. This has also been updated.

This publication provides statistics on:

  • the outcomes of completed ESA WCAs
  • claims still in progress
  • claims closed before the WCA process is complete
  • outcome of appeals up to December 2016

This release also includes:

  • ESA WCA mandatory reconsideration registrations and outcomes to January 2017
  • new statistics on ESA WCA mandatory reconsideration clearance times to January 2017
  • more detailed ‘experimental’ cohort information

The publication covers both new and repeat ESA claims and information on claims undergoing reassessment of incapacity benefits for ESA in Great Britain.

Read background information on these statistics in ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment policies and statements.

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Next release date: June 2017.

Published 9 March 2017
Last updated 14 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added a note stating that DWP is investigating a discrepancy with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefit.
  2. Revision made to table 3 in the data tables to include December 2015 appeals data. This revision slightly affected the proportion of decisions upheld or overturned in the statistical bulletin PDF. This has also been updated.
  3. First published.