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Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 228323, tabled on 19 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the average time between a claim being made for employment and support allowance and the claimant receiving a work capability assessment.

Answered on

24 March 2015

The Department is committed to reducing the time taken between claim and assessment for claimants of Employment and Support Allowance. The recent appointment of Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (operated by MAXIMUS) is integral to bringing improvement into the process as they bring both clinical expertise and a fresh approach that, over time, will significantly reduce waiting times and provide a better experience for claimants.

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