Successful ‘Fit For Work’ Appeals At Highest Ever Level, Show DWP Stats

This is of course why IDS needs to scrap the WCA: too many people are winning; he’ll have to move the goal posts.

Same Difference

The share of Fit for Work decisions being overturned on appeal is at its highest ever level, figures released by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) reveal.

Successful appeals against decisions made during April to June last year hit 53 per cent – up two per cent on the previous three months.

The DWP point out that while the share of successful appeals is on the rise, the number of people appealing a decision has dropped significantly.

Mencap’s Head of Campaigns Rossanna Trudgian argued today’s figures show the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is failing the people it is designed to support.

She said: “The fact that 53 per cent of Fit for Work decisions are being overturned following an appeal is deeply concerning and further evidence of how the WCA is in need of a ‘fundamental redesign’, as acknowledged by a previous Select Committee Report.

“We hear from many…

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