The DBS has responded to the Harrington Year 2 review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), highlighting concerns around how the process is working for disabled people.
As part of his second independent review of the Work Capability Assessment, Professor Harrington launched a call for evidence on:
- the implementation of his Year 1 recommendations and the impact they are having
- what, if any, further work is required in future reviews, and the face-to-face assessment.
The closing date for responses was 16 September 2011.
DBC response to the year two review
The DBC response is based on the results of a survey collecting the views of welfare advisers and caseworkers.