Evidence based review examining the performance of the Work Capability Assessment and an alternative assessment for ESA claims.
The evidence based review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is a study to examine the performance of the assessment criteria for Employment and Support Allowance and alternative criteria developed by specialist disability representative groups. The study arose from a recommendation in Professor Harrington’s second independent review of the WCA. It looks at the validity and reliability of the assessment criteria.
Published: 12 December 2013
Updated: 17 July 2014
- Replaced PDF. A transposition of figures in Table 5.3 was found. This table has been revised in chapter 5 on the correspondence between expert panel opinion and assessment outcomes. Text that describes Negative and Positive predictive values in this chapter has also been amended.
- First published.