Number of adverse ESA sanction decisions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

For each month from October 2008 to June 2013 inclusive, please give the number of adverse ESA sanctions decisions broken down by the Summary International Classification of Diseases (i.e. ESA Total; Other; Mental and Behavioural Disorders; Diseases of the Nervous System; Diseases of the Circulatory or Respiratory System; Diseases of the Musculoskeletal system and Connective Tissue; and Injury, Poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes) so that the total in each month matches the adverse decisions figures given in Table 2.1 in the DWP sanctions statistics release of 6 November 2013.

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Anita Bellows

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Ian Howgate left an annotation ()

What do you mean by an adverse sanction decision? As I understand it a sanction is a limitation put on a claimant's right to benefits for a limited period for any number of reasons - but not as a result of a WCA or LCfWA - so I am struggling to understand how a sanction could be 'positive' rather than 'adverse'? Or are you saying that an adverse sanction is one that is later overturned on appeal or complaint?

Anita Bellows left an annotation ()

An adverse sanction is a sanction which has been applied. A non adverse sanction is a sanction decision which has been challenged through Mandatory Reconsideration or appeals and overturned.
The idea was to show that people with mental health conditions and learning difficulties have been and still are disproportionally sanctioned, compared to other groups

Ian Howgate left an annotation ()

It certainly shows that. Would it not also be very interesting to see the numbers of cases that were overturned and which groups these fall into? Whilst those with mental health issues and learning difficulties are easy targets for sanctions as they will struggle to defend themselves there might well be a trend showing more of these people have been wrongly targeted (even by DWP standards) and if so that would be much more significant.
This said I would not lay much hope on the DWP having collected the relevant data nor giving it to you if they actually had.

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