National Statistics

ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: March 2018

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: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments, Great Britain

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Details

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, we have temporarily removed tables 7 and 9 from the data tables. We will provide an update when we have more information.

This publication provides statistics on:

  • the outcomes of completed ESA WCAs
  • claims still in progress
  • claims closed before the WCA process is complete
  • outcomes of completed appeals for ESA WCA

This release also includes:

  • ESA WCA mandatory reconsideration registrations and outcomes to January 2018
  • statistics on ESA WCA mandatory reconsideration clearance times to January 2018
  • more detailed ‘experimental’ cohort information
  • ESA clearance times to September 2017
  • completed appeals outcomes for initial WCAs to December 2016

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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Published 8 March 2018
Last updated 15 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Removed tables 7 and 9 from the data tables due to a discrepancy with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefit.
  2. 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.
  3. First published.