National Statistics

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

Outcomes of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments (WCAs) 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: 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.

This is not the latest release of these statistics. The latest release can be found in the Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments statistics collection.

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 June 2017

This release also includes:

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

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.

Find more about DWP statistics and contact details on the Statistics at DWP page.

Find details of future DWP statistics releases in the statistics release calendar.

Next release date: December 2017.

Published 14 September 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. First published.