41331 - Social Security Benefits: Appeals (Answered)

Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many decisions taken on claims for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment have been appealed in (i) Birkenhead and (ii) the UK in each of the past five years; and how many of those appeals have been successful.

Mr Shailesh Vara

HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) does not hold accurate information on the volumes of appeals received against claims for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

The tables below provide information on the number of appeals against decisions taken on ESA and PIP claims that were found in favour of the appellant in Birkenhead and Great Britain1.

ESA claims (excluding reassessment decisions)

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Great Britain1

62,147

56,042

88,946

24,979

43,773

Birkenhead

306

163

664

203

277

PIP2 claims (excluding reassessment decisions)

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Great Britain1

0

0

21

3,374

42,354

Birkenhead

0

0

1

41

190

1 HMCTS administer appeals received from appellants living in England, Scotland and Wales. The Appeals Service, part of the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service, administers appeals from appellants living in Northern Ireland.

2 PIP started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64 from 8 April 2013.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system.