Employment and Support Allowance - Incapacity Benefits Reassessment: Work Capability Assessments
This page contains the bulletin presenting the latest information on conversions via reassessment of pre-existing incapacity benefits claims into Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claims in Great Britain. Claimants go through a Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process. The item shows the statistics on:
- volumes for outcomes of completed assessments, and claims closed before the assessment and those still in progress; and
- percentages for outcomes of completed assessments only.
Background to conversion
Reassessments started with trials in the Aberdeen and Burnley areas in October 2010. These trials provided an indication of claimant and staff reactions to the assessment process. The national roll-out started with a limited introductory phase at the end of February 2011 and reached full scale in April 2011.