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Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 900037, tabled on 17 May 2021

What steps she is taking to ensure that assessments for health and disability benefits are conducted safely during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

17 May 2021

In March 2020, to ensure safety, we paused face-to-face assessments and assessed through paper-based review, telephone and video assessments. Working with providers and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, we developed guidance to ensure the re-opening of assessment centres and resumption of face-to-face assessments can be conducted safely. Face-to-face will initially be for claimants unable to be assessed through other means.

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