The Disability Benefits Consortium has submitted evidence to the third independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) for Employment and Support Allowance, which is being carried out by Professor Malcolm Harrington.
The Disability Benefits Consortium have responded to the June 2012 DWP consultation on ‘DLA Reform and Personal Independence Payment: Completing the detailed design’. Our response raises concerns about the proposals on the detail of the PIP process, including payability of the benefit, the reassessment process, award durations and reviews, and the impact assessment. Continue reading
The Disability Benefits Consortium have responded to the April 2012 DWP consultation on ‘Personal Independence Payment: Assessment thresholds’. We raise a number of shared concerns about the approach to reform, the descriptors and the thresholds.
Download the DBC response to PIP assessment consultation, April 2012
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. Continue reading