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Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 10010, tabled on 26 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the time taken to (a) conduct health assessments and (b) implement the results in the Employment and Support Allowance scheme.

Answered on

8 June 2022

The Shaping Future Support: The Health and Disability Green Paper explored how the benefits system can better meet the needs of claimants now and in the future by improving claimant experience of our services, enabling independent living and improving employment outcomes.

We recognise that improvements could be made to the assessment process and we plan to publish a Health and Disability White Paper later this year.

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