The government has announced that Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants in the Support Group, and Universal Credit claimants with limited capability for work and work-related activity (equivalent of ESA) attending a Work Capability Assessment from 29 September 2017, will no longer need to be reassessed if it finds that they:
- have a severe, lifelong disability, illness or health condition
- are unlikely to ever be able to move into work
The DWP has not published detailed information on who is covered but Disability Rights UK has published the internal guidance on their website. And, of course, we intend to press this to benefit claimants with severe conditions.
See also our info on exemption from the face-to-face exam.