Login FormClose

Free, fortnightly PIP, ESA and UC Updates

 

Over 80,000 claimants and professionals subscribe to the UK's leading source of benefits news.

 

Fewer new and repeat ESA claimants are being placed in the support group, according to the latest statistics released by the DWP.

In the latest quarter, to December 2020, 76% of new claimants were placed in the support group, compared to 84% in the preceding quarter.

14% of new claimants were placed in the Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG), an increase of 10%.

10% of new claimants were found fit for work.

For repeat assessments, 85% were placed in the support group, compared to 95% in the preceding quarter. 14% were placed in the WRAG, up from 4% in the preceding quarter.

0% of repeat assessment claimants were found fit for work, according to the DWP.

In all there were a total of 43,000 assessments for the quarter to December 2020. 14,000 were new claims and 28,000 were repeat assessments.

The number of registered mandatory reconsiderations is now tiny, falling from 310 in January 2021 to 240 in April 2021

You can read the full ESA statistics here.

Comments  

#2 Matata2011 2021-07-10 08:35
ESA Support Groups Be on the lookout for trick award letters that have the same date,one positive & 2nd stating the opposite,”Suspe nded”with one needing you to appeal.
This applies to Housing Benefit under reporting any changes for example Rent Variation
None of those letters cancels the other. If you mistakenly rely on 1,next action without notice is Termination, by the time you realise it’s past the deadline & on appeal you are Universal Credit forcibly
#1 mrfibrospondodysthmatic 2021-06-11 17:21
What next ?

You need to be logged in to comment

Subscribe Now

Get Instant Access to all our guides