Changes to the Work Capability Assessment reassessment criteria

Oct 02 2017

Changes to the Work Capability Assessment reassessment criteria

From 29 September, the Work Capability Assessment criteria will change for some Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) claimants.

ESA claimants in the support group and UC claimants with limited capability for work and work-related activity (LCWRA) attending a Work Capability Assessment from 29 September 2017 will no longer need to be reassessed if they:

have a severe, lifelong disability, illness or health condition
are unlikely to ever be able to move into work

Claimants will be told if they will not be reassessed following their WCA.

This change does not affect:

ESA claimants placed in the work-related activity group
UC claimants who are found to have limited capability for work

If you are affected by this, please call the Independent Living & Carers Partnership on 020 7095 5720 or email .