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Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 24791, tabled on 28 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time to wait is for a reconsideration of a decision by (a) his Department and (b) a tribunal hearing in (i) Brighton and Hove and (ii) the UK in the latest period for which figures are available.

Answered on

2 February 2016

The only published statistics in relation to reconsideration clearance times in the UK are in the link below:

Information is not available in relation to Brighton and Hove.

The latest information in relation to clearance times for appeals in the UK is in the link below: - see Table 4.3

Information for Brighton and Hove is as follows:

April- September 2015


20 wks


18 wks

Source: SSCS Reports September 2016