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ESA Repeat Assessments To Begin Again From 1 December

Same Difference

Many thanks to a number of members who pointed out this post on the Rightsnet forum:

“This has just come through from operational stakeholders –

“We wanted to update you on a recent decision by DWP to start to refer some people for repeat Work Capability Assessments from 1 December 2015. As you are probably aware, in January 2014 a decision was taken to suspend the referral of routine repeat assessments (apart from people who felt that there had been a change in their condition that might have led to an increase in their benefit).

“Centre for Health and Disability Assessment (CHDA) began delivering the Work Capability Assessments on behalf of the Department in March 2015 and there is now capacity to start to conduct some repeat assessments alongside new claim assessments. The Department is committed to continuously improving the Work Capability…

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