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Work Capability Assessment - After the Work Capability assessment

When you claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), you will have to show that you have limited capability for work, The Work Capability Assessment is used to decide whether you have limited capability for work. The Work Capability Assessment usually happens within the first 13 weeks of your ESA claim and is made up of two parts: - Limited Capability for Work Questionnaire (ESA50) - Medical Assessment

After the Work Capability assessment

After looking at the health care professional's report, and also your questionnaire the DWP decision maker will decide whether you have scored enough points (fifteen points) to be considered to have Limited Capability for Work.

The Decision Maker will write to you to say whether you have passed the assessment and will continue to receive ESA, or have failed and therefore will not be entitled to carry on getting ESA.

The letter will confirm what group you have been placed in if you are to carry on getting ESA.

The Decision Maker’s decision letter should contain a summary of the Health Care Professional's report, and a summary of the points you scored.

If you disagree with the decision, you can request a reconsideration of the decision.

See: Challenging an Employment and Support Allowance decision

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