Professor Malcolm Harrington is conducting a third independent review of Work Capability Assessments (WCA) in the UK.
As part of this review, he is asking for people who have had a WCA to send in their comments; about how the Work Capability Assessment is working and what changes are needed to improve the process. WCAs are the main assessments for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). ESA is a benefit available to help people who are unable to work because of illness or disability. From 2008 ESA replaced Incapacity Benefit.
If you have comments or experiences that you would like to share, you can respond to the review by email or post.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
WCA Independent Review Team
Floor 2, Section B
The end date for comments is 7 September 2012.
For more information, please visit this page on the website of the Department of Work and Pensions.