Over 90% fall in JSA & ESA appeals as process made more difficult – Benefits and Work

Over 90% fall in JSA & ESA appeals as process made more difficult – Benefits and Work


‘The DWP’s attempts to make it as difficult as possible to appeal a benefits decision appear to be succeeding, according to the latest tribunal statistics released today, according to the Benefits and Work blog.
There has been a drop of 92% in employment and support allowance (ESA) appeals and 93% in Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) appeals in April to June 2014 compared to the same period last year.
A new system of mandatory reconsiderations before appeals was introduced by the DWP for ESA and JSA on 28 October 2013.’
Read more: Over 90% fall in JSA & ESA appeals as process made more difficult – Benefits and Work
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