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DWP publishes progress report on developing the work capability assessment.

What: A report by DWP’s physical function and mental health technical working groups on “transforming the personal capability assessment” from an “incapacity-based tool for determining entitlement to Incapacity Benefit, to a more positive assessment incorporating assessment of capability” and including an “extensively revised mental function assessment”. The report “proposes a revised assessment which we anticipate will represent a fairer, more accurate, and more robust assessment of the level of a person’s functional ability in relation to capability for work”.

Why significant: A progress report on developing what will become the work capability assessment.


'Transformation of the personal capability assessment', 2006