Some statistics information.
INCREASE IN ESA CLAIMANTS PLACED IN THE SUPPORT GROUP
The latest ESA statistics show a considerable rise in the proportion of ESA claimants making it into the support group.
In the quarter to September 2018, for ESA initial assessments:
- 47% were placed in the support group, up 5% on the last quarter.
- 21% were placed in the work-related activity group, up 1%.
- 32% were found fit for work, down 6%.
For repeat ESA assessments, the figures are:
- 72% support group.
- 16% work-related activity group.
- 12% fit for work.
PIP AND ESA APPEAL SUCCESS
More positive statistics for claimants with an appeal were released by the Tribunals Service this month.
Overall, an extraordinary 70% of social security appeals are successful, with the claimant getting a better award than they originally received from the DWP.
The success rates for benefits include:
- ESA 74%
- PIP 73%
- DLA 66%
- UC 58%
The success rate for PIP is up 4% on a year ago, whilst the success rate for ESA has risen 5%.
So, if you have been turned down at mandatory decision stage, please don’t give up.
The odds are most definitely on your side.
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