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DWP publishes internal review of work capability assessment.

What: A review of the work capability assessment, in response to representation from disability groups that some of the internal review recommendations had not adequately addressed their concerns, finds that “the current WCA is accurately identifying individuals’ capability for work”, but recommends further “refinements”.

Why significant: The first review of the WCA, and the need for a further technical review suggests that, even at this early stage, there was resistance within DWP to making the test fairer and safer.


'Work Capability Assessment Internal Review', DWP, 2009
'Addendum Work Capability Assessment Internal Review', DWP, 2010