Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Please can you give me the figures for the following questions, please give the figures also for the years I list.
1) How many disability benefit tribunals have there been, at the instigation of a claimant?
2) How many disability benefit tribunals have there been, at the instigation of the DWP?
3) Of those disability tribunals at the instigation of the claimant, how many of them did the DWP or a representative of the DWP attend and how many did they fail to attend?
4) Of those disability tribunals at the instigation of the DWP, how many of them did the DWP or a representative of the DWP attend and how many did they fail to attend?
Please note -
For the purpose of this FOI request and clarity "Disability benefit tribunal" in this question context, is deemed to include any benefit claimed by a claimant that is classified as a disability benefit e.g DLA, PIP, Attendance Allowance, ESA & Carers Allowance.
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