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The latest quarterly Tribunal statistics have been released. The figures for July to September 2013 show that 40% of Disability Living Allowance and 43% of ESA appeals were successful.

Despite falling by a third since April to June, Employment Support Allowance (ESA) still comprises the highest number of appeals (59% of the total). After this, the next highest number was for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) (18%) and Disability Living Allowance (11%).

Of these, JSA increased the most (75%) since July to September 2012, from 13,051 claims to 22,885 claims.

The first 14 appeals for PIP have started in this quarter, although they have not yet reached a hearing.

Of the 150,336 cases, dealt with by the Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) Tribunals, in July to September 2013:

67% were for ESA (up from 56% from July to September 2012);

12% for Disability Living Allowance and

11% for JSA.

Between April and June 2013, 82% of all SSCS cases were cleared at a hearing, a similar proportion to last year. Of these the overturn rate was 39%, i.e. 39% had the initial decision revised in favour of the claimant.

The overturn rate varies by benefit type with 18% of JSA cases, 40% of Disability Living Allowance and 43% of ESA cases cleared at hearing having the original decision revised in favour of the claimant.


+4 #3 wuz_uk 2013-12-14 03:46
they have no intention to get it right there is a drop off rate that is never mentioned
and so if you just cant fight any more they win and they are counting on it
and whats more the plan is working
+8 #2 jony 2013-12-13 14:06
Doesn't it just prove how many of the DWP's decisions are wrong in the first place, when will this cruel corrupt system be fair to the most vulnerable people in our society.
+8 #1 Jim Allison 2013-12-13 13:46
The high percentage of successful appeals only goes to prove that Decision Makers are still getting it wrong for sickness and disability related benefits.

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