Official Statistics

Mandatory reconsiderations of DWP benefit decisions: data to October 2014

Summary statistics on mandatory reconsideration requests for all DWP administered benefits (from Oct 2013 to Oct 2014). Includes detailed data for Employment and Support Allowance.

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Mandatory reconsiderations of DWP benefit decisions: data to October 2014

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Tables: Mandatory reconsiderations of DWP benefit decisions: data to October 2014

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Detail

Claimants who wish to dispute a benefits or welfare decision are required to ask DWP to reconsider and revise the decision. This is known as a mandatory reconsideration (MR). This process covers all DWP adminstered benefits and child maintenance cases for decisons made from 28 October 2013.

These experimental statistics cover MR requests for all benefits made between 28 October 2013 and 31 October 2014.