HC Deb 20 March 1998 vol 308 cc774-5W
Mr. Ronnie Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many claimants who appealed to the Independent Tribunal Service had their appeal for(a) income support, (b) incapacity benefit, (c) jobseeker's allowance and (d) disability living allowance, (i) turned down and (ii) accepted in the two most recent years for which figures are available. [29227]

Mr. Keith Bradley

The information is not available in the form requested. Such information as is available is in the tables.

Outcome of income support, incapacity benefit, jobseekers allowance and disability living allowance appeals cleared at Social Security Appeal Tribunals (SSATs) in the Independent Tribunal Service (ITS), for the calendar year 1995
(1) All heard and decided cases (2) Heard and decided in the appellant's favour (3) Heard and decided against the appellant (4) Non-hearing other outcomes (5) All cases that failed (6) Total appeals cleared
Income support 34,851 11,012 23,839 12,250 36,089 47,101
Incapacity Benefit 51,167 22,570 28,597 6,718 35,315 57,885
UB/Jobseeker's Allowance1 9,450 3,947 5,503 2,169 7,642 11,619
Disability Living Allowance2 240 97 143 41 184 281
1Jobseeker's allowance was introduced in October 1996.
2Only a very small number of Disability Living Allowance appeals are heard by SSATs. The vast majority are heard by DATs for which limited data are available from ITS.


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