Official Statistics

ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: September 2016

Outcomes of Employment and Support Allowance 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

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
  • outcome of appeals up to June 2016

This release also includes:

  • ESA Work Capability Assessment mandatory reconsideration registrations and outcomes
  • new statistics on ESA Work Capability Assessment mandatory reconsideration clearance times to July 2016
  • more detailed experimental cohort information

The publication covers both new claims and 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: 8 December 2016.

Published 8 September 2016
Last updated 10 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. Published a revised version of the quarterly official statistics bulletin - the health conditions and ESA group allocation for initial assessments graphs on page 10 have been re-labelled to make them clearer.
  2. Confirmed next release date as 8 December 2016.
  3. Updated the Appeals Clearances and Outcomes section (page 9) of 'Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments, Great Britain, quarterly official statistics bulletin'. The sentence 'Almost six in ten initial FFW decisions were upheld at appeal this quarter' was amended to read 'Approximately four in ten initial FFW decisions were upheld at appeal this quarter'.
  4. First published.