Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment
This page contains the bulletin and supplementary tables presenting the latest information on new claims and conversions via reassessment of pre-existing incapacity benefits claims into Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in Great Britain. These claims go into the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process. The items show the statistics on:
- volumes for outcomes of completed face to face assessments, and claims closed before the assessment and those still in progress; and
- percentages for outcomes of completed face to face assessments only.
DWP has revised the presentation of this publication to make the figures easier to understand and to provide more and clearer context to those with limited knowledge of the benefit system. The underlying content in the accompanying tables is the same as that in pre-2012 issues.
Background to the benefit
On 27 October 2008, pre-existing benefits paid on grounds of incapacity and disability, that is Incapacity Benefit (IB), Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) and Income Support (IS), were replaced with ESA for all new claimants.
Employment and Support Allowance: Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments, Great Britain
Quarterly official statistics bulletin
Ad hoc Official Statistics
Occasionally DWP publishes additional statistical analyses that have not been included in our standard publications. In particular, some analyses relating to WCA outcomes for ESA new claims. These can be found on the ad hoc analysis page.
Next release date: 23 July 2013