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Just 4% of fit for work decisions overturned by mandatory reconsideration

Just 4% of claimants who are found fit for work succeed on having the decision overturned at mandatory reconsideration stage, DWP statistics for July 2016 show.

According to the latest figures, 96% of claimants who were found fit for work and asked for a mandatory reconsideration had the decision confirmed as being correct by the DWP.

However, statistics also showed that almost 6 out of ten fit for work decisions are being overturned by tribunals, allowing the claimant to receive ESA.

So, the message remains clear: if you are refused ESA at initial claim and mandatory reconsideration stage then don’t despair, there’s a better than even chance that you will win if you go on to appeal the decision.

You can download the latest ESA statistics from this link

Comments  

#3 neil taylor 2016-09-19 21:25
hI I HAD MY F2F AT MY HOME FOR PIP FROM DLA WITH ASSESSER FROM CAPITA SHE SAID DUE TO MY CONDITION AND THE AMOUNT OF MEDICATION I TAKE I SHOULD HAVE NO PROBLEMS RECIEVING PIP DOES THE ASSESSER SCORE THE POINTS AS SHE WENT ALONG OR DOES THE DWP SCORE ME THE POINTS WHEN SHE SENDS HER REPORT IN WHICH SHE SAID SHE WAS GOING TO WRITE OUT ON THE SAME NIGHT AFTER MY F2F WHEN SHE GOT HOME THAT NIGHT THANK YOU NEIL TAYLOR
#2 mike lamb 2016-09-19 17:34
Went to PIP Tribunal 2 weeks ago and duly received a letter from the Tribunal Services in Liverpool informing me that my appeal had been granted.

As I haven't heard from the DWP since I received the letter of decision, I decided to contact them today and was told that they do not do anything with the Tribunal outcome for 28 days because they might want to contest the outcome of the Tribunal!!!! What a bl**dy shower of ar*ewip*s!!!

I was told that if the Tribunal had gone in the favour of the DWP then I would not have been able to appeal any further but to abide by the outcome but it would seem that its ok for the DWP to do what ever they want to do. What's the point of having a Tribunal if only one side sticks to the rules!!!
#1 Karl123 2016-09-14 12:15
hi
im due esa letter soon think due in march,ive been on esa for approx 4 years now and looking for any advise,i am awarded support group,i also receive pip standard mobility and higher award for daily living

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