This report was written in response to the introduction in 2008 of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) which assesses an individual’s entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), a benefit that provides support to people who are unable to work due to disability or ill-health.
Between October 2010 and March 2014 people who qualify for incapacity benefit are being reassessed under the Work Capability Assessment in order to move them onto ESA. The assessments are being carried out by a French company, Atos Healthcare.
"In reading this report we ask you to judge for yourself whether the recommendations are working and whether the government is truly upholding its duty to 'provide financial and other support for people of working age who are unable to earn a living for themselves'.”
The second review of 'further evidence' is available to read here.
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This is a submission to the Department for Work and Pensions consultation on the 'moving around' activity of the assessment for the Personal Independence Payment.
The briefing sets out the concerns of disabled people and others in relation to the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
This briefing was written to alert people to the impact on disabled benefits claimants of the Employment and Support Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2012 reference no 3096.
This report provides additional evidence to the first People's Review of the Work Capability Assessment.
A report on the implications for chronically sick and disabled tenants of the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012.
A report on the inadequacy of Discretionary Housing Payments to mitigate the impact of the 'bedroom tax' on sick and disabled housing benefit claimants in social housing.
This report is a response to Worcestershire County Council's proposal for a Maximum Expenditure Policy in relation to social care support for disabled adults.
The ‘We Are Spartacus’ Community Submission to the Government Consultation on Assessments for Personal Independence Payments.
A 2012 report on the most relevant evidence available on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the proposals to replace it with Personal Independence Payments (PIP).