Independent report

Work Capability Assessment independent review – year 3

Professor Harrington's third independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

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Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment – year 3

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Welsh summary – Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment – year three

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Timetable for the Work Capability Assessment independent review – year 3

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Professor Harrington was reappointed to lead the third independent review of the Work Capability Assessment in 2012. His third review sets out a series of recommendations to the government based on the evidence he collected as part of the review and which complement the recommendations from his first and second reviews. The main recommendations focus on:

  • actively considering the need for further documentary evidence in every claimant’s case, and justifying it if this is not sought
  • continuing to strive for an appropriate balance between quality decisions and achieving benchmarks
  • working with the Tribunal Service to gather more quality feedback on decisions that have been overturned on appeal

Government response to the third independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

Other reviews

Fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

Second independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

First independent review of the Work Capability Assessment