According to the latest Government stats, in October to December, 2013
45% of ESA cases, and
42% of Disability Living Allowance cases
were overturned at Tribunal with the disabled person winning a benefit they had been denied.
Here at On Voice, in the same period, we won 79% of the ESA tribunals where we represented the client, and 75% of the DLA tribunals.
All of this points to the fact that decisions are being made badly on who is entitled to benefit. It is one of the leading reasons the Government has ended the contract with ATOS on medicals.
Also, of course,the stats show One Voice is good at what it does. sadly, we will only continue doing this for another year, (up until March 2015), when the council ends our funding for this work.