Employment and Support Allowance: the Work Capability Assessment: detailed guide

A detailed guide to the assessment carried out to determine the capability for work or work related activity of ESA claimants (ESA214).


This detailed information about the Work Capability Assessment element of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is aimed mainly at professionals and contractors. It’s more complicated than the main information leaflets produced by DWP and some words or phrases may be unfamiliar.