Help improve the Work Capacity Assessments
The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is the testing system used to decide what support and out of work benefits disabled people can access. It is also used to move disabled people off incapacity benefits and onto either ‘Employment and Support Allowance’ (ESA, if found only partly fit for work or unable to work at all) or ‘Jobseeker’s Allowance’ (JSA, if found fully fit for work).
About 11,000 WCA are under taken every week and Disability Rights UK is very concerned that the system is not delivering the central aim of the reform, ensuring that disabled people are supported into work where possible.
To help review the current system, Professor Malcolm Harrington is undertaking his third and final independent Review of the WCA and Disability Rights UK would like you to help shape the response.
To do this, Disability Rights UK have drafted a short survey and your answers and input could help improve the WCA.
The questions from the Harrington Review form part of the survey, as well as some additional questions to ensure a response based on disabled people’s experiences is provided.
If you would like to take part in the survey, you can access it at www.disabilityrightsuk.org/harringtonsurvey.htm