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October ESA Work Capability Assessment statistics

22 October 2013

These statistics cover the period from December 2012 to February 2013.

During this time:

58 per cent of claimants were entitled to Employment and Support Allowance. Within this –

  • 23 per cent of claimants were placed in the Work Related Activity Group, and
  • 35 per cent of claimants were placed in the Support Group;

42 per cent of claimants were assessed as Fit For Work.

The proportion entitled to Employment and Support Allowance has risen by 3 percentage points since the last quarter. The proportion assigned to the Work Related Activity Group has fallen by 1 percentage point and the proportion assigned to the Support Group has risen by 4 percentage points.

To view the statistics go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-october-2013

For moreinformation on the work capability assessment see our Factsheet F31 - employment and support allowance.