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Half of PIP and ESA appeals successful

16 September 2015

The appeal success rate for both PIP and ESA shows that the decision making process for both clearly isn’t working

This Parliamentary reply by Mike Penning last Friday shows that the success rate of both PIP and ESA appeals has been largely steadily increasing and in the case of PIP now stands at 47% and for ESA 52% -

Colleen Fletcher - Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Fri, 11 September 2015 | House of Commons - Written Answer

Asked by Colleen Fletcher (Coventry North East) To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2015 to Question 4072, what proportion of appeals to the Tribunals Service from appellants in England relating to (a) personal independence payments, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) jobseeker's allowance and (e) tax credits were successful in (i) each quarter in 2014 and (ii) the latest period for which figures are available.

Answered by:

Mike Penning
Answered on: 11 September 2015
The First-tier Tribunal – Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) decisions on a range of benefits.
The table below shows the proportion of appeals in England1 relating to (a) Personal Independence Payments (PIP), (b) Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), (c) Income Support (IS), (d) Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and (e) Tax Credits which were successful2 in (i) each quarter in 2014 and (ii) April to June 2015, the latest period for which figures are available.

 

PIP

ESA

IS

JSA

Tax Credits

January – March 2014

 

47%

24%

22%

22%

April – June 2014

26.2%

44.9%

23.9%

24.2%

23.4%

July – September 2014

37.0%

48.4%

30.9%

34.3%

24.9%

October – December 2014

40.8%

50.3%

38.2%

32.9%

28.1%

January – March 2015

39.8%

51.3%

33.0%

26.6%

26.6%

April – June 2015

47%

52%

34%

30%

33%

See Parliament website for full details.