Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations

(asked on 26th May 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the time taken to (a) conduct health assessments and (b) implement the results in the Employment and Support Allowance scheme.

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Chloe Smith
This question was answered on 8th June 2022

The Shaping Future Support: The Health and Disability Green Paper explored how the benefits system can better meet the needs of claimants now and in the future by improving claimant experience of our services, enabling independent living and improving employment outcomes.

We recognise that improvements could be made to the assessment process and we plan to publish a Health and Disability White Paper later this year.

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