There are still 12 days left to comment to the fifth – and final – Annual Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) being carried out by the Government’s independent reviewer, Dr Paul Litchfield.
His ‘call for evidence’ closes on August 15 – after which Dr Litchfield will write his report for the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. The review of the WCA questionnaire which provides key data for Employment and Support Allowance decision-makers will be laid before Parliament by the end of the year.
In the call for evidence, Dr Litchfield explains what questions he would like answered. They differ for individuals and those representing organisations.
Please complete the online form. The online form is the preferred method for response.
If you are unable to use the online form, use one of the following methods: Email – firstname.lastname@example.org or
Post – WCA Independent Review Team, 3rd Floor, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA.
When responding, please state whether you are doing so as an individual or representing the views of an organisation. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please make it clear who the organisation represents and, where applicable, how the views of the members were assembled.
Make sure your response reaches the Department for Work and Pensions by 15 August 2014.