UC50 form: Universal Credit capability for work questionnaire

Only fill in this capability for work questionnaire (UC50) if you’re asked to do so, this is not a claim form.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales



Find out how to claim Universal Credit.

Using this form

Fill in this form only if you’ve been asked to do a Work Capability Assessment.

You can either print the form and complete it using a pen or you can:

  1. Save a copy of the form
  2. Open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader version 11 or later
  3. Fill it in on screen
  4. Print it and sign it

You’ll need to return the completed form in the pre-paid envelope that came with the original form you were sent in the post.

If you no longer have the letter or envelope that came with the form, call the helpline on 0800 288 8777. You will be given the return address for the form.

You won’t be able to get answers to any questions you may have about your benefit, for this you’ll need to either:

  • sign in to your Universal Credit account if you have one
  • call the Universal Credit helpline if you do not have an online account

Universal Credit helpline

Telephone: 0800 328 5644
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Textphone: 0800 328 1344
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Welsh language: 0800 328 1744
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Find out about call charges

Alternative formats

If you would like this questionnaire in braille, large print or audio, please call Universal Credit. You can find the number at the top of any letters we have sent you, or tell us using your online journal if you have one.

If you are having technical difficulties

Please contact the DWP online helpdesk if you are having difficulty:

  • downloading the form
  • navigating around the form
  • printing the form

DWP online helpdesk


Telephone 0800 169 0154

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Closed weekends and all public and bank holidays

Residents of Northern Ireland

Don’t use this form if you live in Northern Ireland.

Published 4 January 2018
Last updated 18 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Published the December 2020 version of the form.

  2. Added information about where to send the Universal Credit capability for work questionnaire (UC50 form) once completed.

  3. First published.