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ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: March 2019

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

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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

The latest release of these statistics can be found in the collection of ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments statistics.

Find further breakdowns of these statistics in Stat-Xplore, an online tool for exploring some of the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP’s) main statistics. You can use Stat-Xplore to create your own customised tables and charts.

This publication provides statistics on:

  • the outcomes of completed Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments
  • claims still in progress
  • claims closed before the Work Capability Assessment process is complete
  • outcomes of completed appeals for ESA Work Capability Assessments

This release also includes:

  • ESA Work Capability Assessment mandatory reconsideration registrations and outcomes to January 2019
  • statistics on ESA Work Capability Assessment mandatory reconsideration clearance times to January 2019
  • more detailed ‘experimental’ cohort information
  • ESA clearance times, including regional breakdowns, to September 2018
  • completed appeals outcomes for initial Work Capability Assessments to December 2017

In September 2017, DWP introduced changes to the Work Capability Assessment, resulting in some claimants in the support group no longer needing to be reassessed. DWP published statistics on these claimants for the first time in September 2018 as data tables, and from March 2019 these statistics are available via Stat-Xplore , enabling users to create customised tabulations.

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

More information

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

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Published 14 March 2019
Last updated 15 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added revised data tables for ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: March 2019.

  2. First published.