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DWP spent £100m on disability benefit appeals

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The Ministry of Justice spent £103.1m on social security and child support tribunals in 2016-17, up from £92.6m the year before.

DWP has spent £108.1m on direct staffing costs for ESA and PIP appeals since October 2015.

In a letter to the committee, the then justice minister Dominic Raab said the average cost of an appeal had more than doubled to £579 in 2014-15

How did DWP spend on staffing costs for ESA, PIP and WCA appeals in 2018 and 2019?
What is the average tribunal cost of an appeal per claimant in 2018 and 2019?

Yours faithfully,
Ms Bennett

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How much did DWP spend on staffing costs for ESA, PIP and WCA appeals in 2018 and 2019?

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