Employment and Support Allowance:Written question - 266163

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Asked on: 18 June 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Employment and Support Allowance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of employment support allowance back-payments owed to claimants.
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Answered by: Justin Tomlinson
Answered on: 24 June 2019

Latest published forecasts of arrears owed to ESA claimants underpaid on conversion from Incapacity Benefit are available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking

The most recent published information on arrears already paid to claimants affected by underpayments on conversion from Incapacity Benefit is available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking/may-2019-esa-underpayments-progress-on-checking

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