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Detail of outcome
We published the fifth and final statutory independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) on 27 November 2014.
The review sets out a series of recommendations to the government based on the evidence collected by Dr Paul Litchfield, who led the review.
We are seeking feedback about the effectiveness of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and where further improvement is needed.
This consultation ran from
The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed Dr Paul Litchfield to undertake 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.
This call for evidence is one of several methods used to gather information during the review. Dr Litchfield will use evidence from this review to inform his report to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which will be laid before Parliament before the end of 2014.
Who this call for evidence is aimed at
This call for evidence is intended for organisations and individuals who have information on how the WCA is operating and further changes that may be needed to improve the process.
British Sign Language (BSL) version
We can provide the call for evidence in the following formats:
- printed copies, including large print, easy read or Welsh
- CD or audio cassette
If you need any of these versions, please email or write to us at the address below.
Read more information about the independent reviews of the WCA.
Ref: ISBN 978-1-78425-240-3 PDF, 146KB, 15 pages
Ref: ISBN 978-1-78425-241-0 PDF, 493KB, 30 pages
Ref: ISBN 978-1-78425-242-7 PDF, 116KB, 30 pages
Ref: ISBN 978-1-78425-243-4 PDF, 188KB, 15 pages
Published: 10 June 2014
Updated: 27 November 2014
- Updated the consultation outcome for the publication of the fifth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) on 27 November 2014.
- Published audio and British Sign Language formats.
- First published.