Tens Of Thousands Of Sickness Benefit Decisions Reversed, DWP Figures Show

58,700 Employment and Support Allowance decisions have been revised in favour of claimants since October 2013 following mandatory reconsideration.

Tens of thousands of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) decisions have been overturned in favour of claimants since October 2013, official Government statistics reveal.

Official statistics quietly snuck out by the Department of Work and Pensions amidst the EU referendum furore, and widely ignored by the mainstream media, reveal that 58,700 original ESA decisions have been revised following mandatory reconsideration.

Of these, 22,700 were because a sick or disabled person had disagreed with which ESA group they had been placed in, while 19,500 ‘Fit For Work’ decisions were also overturned in favour of claimants.

read more: http://www.welfareweekly.com/tens-of-thousands-of-sickness-benefit-decisions-reversed-dwp-figures-show/

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