Research into claims that Employment & Support Allowance is easier to claim than previous incapacity benefits

Excellent article about ESA and the WCA… Dxxx

New Approach

Response

(1) The Work Capability Assessment is a much more rigid test & cannot be compared with former Personal Capability Assessments.  It is inconceivable that a conclusion can be reached that the more rigid Work Capability Assessment has become easier to negotiate than the previous Personal Capability Assessment which had a lower threshold.  

  • It is not accepted that there has been any form of significant improvement in the claims process surrounding the Work Capability Assessment.
  • Never before has one benefit assessment process attracted so much adverse publicity and negativity as the Work Capability Assessment.
  • It stands to reason that if the test is set as high bar as the Work Capability Assessment is, it logically follows that qualifying for entitlement will be far more difficult than qualifying for the previous Incapacity Benefit via the Personal Capability Assessment process used to determine eligibility for Incapacity Benefit & Income Support on…

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