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The People's Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA)

We are Spartacus website (link opens in a new window)Anticipating the publication of Professor Harrington’s third annual review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) , the We Are Spartacus group have published their own review, from the lived experience of the sick and disabled people going through it.

Experiences of more than 70 claimants

The People’s Review of the WCA includes the experiences of more than 70 claimants who have been wrongly assessed, humiliated, badly treated and forced to go to tribunal to secure the benefits to which they are legally entitled.

The review also highlights press reports of some of the claimants who have died after being found fit for work or whose suicide has been linked, at least in part, to the stress of the WCA, which critics say is not fit for purpose.

Medical professionals, organisations and other stakeholders

In the final section of the review, We are Spartacus examines what has been said about the WCA by the Government, MP’s, courts, professional bodies, medical organisations and individual medical professionals. This section includes full references, including replies to Freedom of Information requests, so readers can check the facts for themselves.

Read the People's Review of the Work Capability Assessment (link opens in a new window)

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Date of publication: 16 November 2012

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