Work Capability Assessments – update

This is from the Government’s Touchbase newsletter, which cover Department for Work and Pensions’ updates.

Although we continue to prioritise new claims for a Work Capability Assessment, we plan to conduct more Department-led reassessments as we recover capacity post-Covid.

Reassessments help ensure claimants receive appropriate financial support and account for the fact that health conditions and disabilities can change and affect people differently over time. We want to ensure claimants who can work are supported to do so, and reassessments help us do that. If customers who use your services enquire, please advise them to complete their medical questionnaire if applicable and to attend their reassessment. If they don’t, their benefits may be affected.

More information about the Work Capability Assessment can be found at these links: Health conditions, disability and Universal Credit: If you need a Work Capability Assessment and New Style Employment and Support Allowance.