Statistics released by the Tribunals Service show that the success rates for claimants’‚Äč appeals have dropped very little over the last year, with incapacity benefit (IB) claimants most likely to win their appeals.

The figures show that IB claimants won their appeals in 50% of cases for the last quarter of 2010-11, down from 51% on same quarter last year.

Disability living allowance (DLA) claimants won their appeals in 38% of cases, down from 40% on same quarter last year.

ESA claimants won their appeals in 38% of cases, down from 39% on same quarter last year.

In total, 50,800 ESA appeals were received in the last quarter of 2010-11, 19,900 DLA and 7,700 IB.

The time taken to deal with social security appeals is continuing to slip, with only 45% of cases being heard within the target time. The aim is to deal with 75%.

The annual statistics can be downloaded from this page.

The quarterly statistics can be downloaded from this page.

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