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Work Capability Assessment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 123696, tabled on 18 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to implement the changes to the Work Capability Assessment set out in the Government's report, Improving Lives: The Future of Health, Work and Disability, Cm. 9526, published in November 2017.

Answered on

23 January 2018

We are committed to assessing people with health conditions and disabilities fairly and accurately, helping people to access the right support. We recognise the importance of getting reform in this area right. We therefore intend to focus on testing new approaches to build our evidence base for future reform. In the Improving Lives: The Future of health, Work and Disability command paper we committed to work with external stakeholders to inform future changes to the Work Capability Assessment.

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