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Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 38483, tabled on 25 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals were submitted to the Tribunals Service from appellants in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England regarding (i) personal independence payment, (ii) employment and support allowance, (iii) income support, (iv) jobseeker's allowance and (v) tax credits in 2015; and how many of those appeals were successful.

Answered on

6 June 2016

The table below provides information about the number of appeals which were submitted to HMCTS from appellants in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England relating to (i) Personal Independence Payment (PIP), (ii) Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), (iii) Income Support (IS), (iv) Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and (v) tax credits between January and December 2015; however, HMCTS is unable to confirm how many of those appeals were successful as the appeals cleared within a given period will not correlate to the appeals received during that period.

Information in relation to SSCS appeals is published in the Tribunal and Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics Quarterly. The most recent report, for the period October to December 2015, published on 10 March 2016, can be viewed at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunal-and-gender-recognition-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2015

Number of appeals submitted to HMCTS January - December 2015

PIP1

ESA2

IS

JSA

Tax Credits3

Coventry

699

359

40

41

81

West Midlands 4

5,515

2,479

245

394

629

England 5

44,639

43,033

2,374

4,384

6,026

Notes:

1. Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals) which replaces Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Personal Independence Claims (Reassessments).

2. Includes Employment Support Allowance and Employment Support Allowance (Reassessments).

3. Includes Working Family Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Working Tax Credit.

4. West Midlands includes the venues: Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Stoke, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Worcester (Fownes), Kidderminster, Coventry (CMCB), Worcester (Magistrates Court), Hereford (Magistrates Court).

5. Excludes SSCS Scotland and Wales.

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

The data may differ slightly to that of the published statistics as the data were produced on a different date.

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