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Work Capability Assessment - The medical 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

The medical assessment

From 1 March 2015 the medical assessment will be carried out by a firm called Maximus (who replace ATOS) on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The Maximus health care professional should have read your questionnaire and should ask you questions about your typical day and any problems you have.

Following this assessment, the health care professional will send their report to the DWP.

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