From previous posts I know that many of you have, or know someone who has, been through the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). This assessment forms a major part of the application process for Employment and Support Allowance, and it is clear that many people have experienced serious problems with it.
The fourth independent review into the assessment has been launched, and this is an opportunity for you to share your experiences and suggestions for change.
To find out more and to complete the simple online form, visit gov.uk/government/consultat...
> Fresh criticism of Atos assessments
Employment minister Mark Hoban announced on Monday 22 July that written reports from Atos following assessments were of unacceptably poor quality.
Atos has been ordered to implement improvements by re-training and re-evaluating all of their staff, after it was found that a large proportion of their assessments lacked the level of detail demanded by the DWP. In addition, a number of new companies may be brought in to perform assessments from next year.
You can read more about this at guardian.co.uk/society/2013...
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