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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-02-03more like thismore than 2014-02-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
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25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are currently awaiting work capability assessments. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 186209 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In May 2010 there were 225,000 cases with Atos Health care and as of 28 February 2014 there were around 766,000 outstanding cases awaiting Work Capability Assessments being completed. This figure does not include cases yet to be referred to Atos or cases referred to Atos but where the claimant has yet to return the claimant questionnaire.</p><p> </p><p>This includes (a) around 371,000 new claimants of Employment and Support Allowance who should be receiving the assessment rate of the benefit; (b) around 293,000 existing recipients of Employment and Support Allowance awaiting a review; and (c) around 102,000 existing Incapacity Benefit recipients awaiting reassessment.</p><p> </p><p>This figure is based on operational management information received from Atos Healthcare and is rounded to the nearest thousand.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
36518
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-02-03more like thismore than 2014-02-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time for applicants for employment and support allowance is between submission of the ESA50 form and the date of the work capability assessment. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
uin 186212 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
answer text <p /> <p>The average time from submission of an ESA50 to the completion of a face-to-face Work Capability Assessment (for both Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefit Reassessment), for the period from February 2013 to January 2014, was 64 working days</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
38402
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-02-11more like thismore than 2014-02-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of initial employment and support allowance claims have taken over 91 days in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
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Paul Maynard more like this
uin 187843 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The table estimates, for all new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claims made in each of the last three years, which have had a determination in relation the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), the proportion of claims that were completed in over 91 days. </p><p> </p><p>Number and proportion of completed initial ESA claims each year between April 2010 and March 2013 that were completed in more than 13 weeks by year of claim start date</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p>ESA claim start date between:</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Apr-10 to </p><p>Mar-11</p></td><td><p>Apr-11 to </p><p>Mar-12</p></td><td><p>Apr-12 to </p><p>Mar-13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Completed in more than 13 weeks</p></td><td><p>231,700</p></td><td><p>316,000</p></td><td><p>364,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Percentage completed in more than 13 weeks</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>83</p></td><td><p>78</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: Department for Work and Pensions benefit administration dataset</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>All values are rounded; therefore addition of all volumes for outcomes may not sum to total cases. Caseload volumes have been rounded to the nearest 100.</li><li>For around 10% of all new claims, the duration cannot be determined due to data not being available, so these have been excluded from the analysis above. These are mainly claims with the one or other of the dates missing so the time from the claim start to the notification of the WCA output cannot be calculated. Those still waiting for an assessment are also excluded.</li><li>The data presented above comes from benefit claims data held by the Department for Work and Pensions. It related to new ESA claims; Incapacity Benefit (IB) claims reassessments are not included. In October 2008, ESA replaced IB for new claims. Starting with a trial in October 2010, and reaching a full scale national roll-out in April 2011, existing IB claims began to be phased out, with claimants reassessed to see if they qualify for ESA instead.</li><li>As the Official Statistics on ESA and the WCA do not focus on benefit durations, the underlying data used to provide the information has not been quality assured to the same level, and should be treated with caution.</li><li>ESA payments commence from the start of the claim. Where the WCA takes longer than 91 days and the claimant is found to be eligible for the benefit payments of the relevant component will be backdated to the 92<sup>nd</sup> day.</li></ol><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this