Call for Evidence: Work Capability Assessment

Respond by 15 August

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has appointed Dr. Litchfield to carry out the fifth Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), following his work on the fourth Independent Review. This is the final statutory Independent Review of the WCA, as required by section 10 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007.

Who this call for evidence is aimed at

This call for evidence is aimed at those who have information that is relevant to how the WCA is operating and any further changes that may be needed to improve the process. As with last year’s call for evidence, Dr. Litchfield is interested in receiving such information from both individuals and organisations.

Dr Lichfield says:

This call for evidence will enable me to gather further information to support the work being undertaken in the fifth Independent Review of the WCA. The questions asked of those answering as individuals focus on experiences of the WCA process. The questions asked of those responding on behalf of an organisation have been grouped under the following headings:

the impact of previous Independent Reviews;

the experience of the WCA process;

the Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG) or Support Group; and

Mental Health conditions and Learning Difficulties.


I look forward to receiving your input as a contribution to the continuing review and development of the work capability assessment, which impacts so many lives.

How to respond

Please complete the online form. The online form is the preferred method for response.

If you are unable to use the online form, please use one of the following methods:

Email – or

Post – WCA Independent Review Team, 3rd Floor, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA

Please ensure that your response reaches us by 15 August 2014.

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