work capability assessment

  • Work capability assessment: is it working?

    Issue 216 (June 2010)
    article

    Alison Gillies describes the main findings and recommendations of the recent Citizens Advice report on the WCA, and looks at the DWP proposals for reform.

  • Substantial risk' and incapacity / limited capability for work

    Issue 211 (August 2009)
    article

    A recent court decision has resolved conflicting case law on the interpretation of the 'substantial risk' rule, which applies to the assessments for incapacity for work (the personal capability assessment) and limited capability for work (the work capability assessment). Simon Osborne explains.

  • The work capability assessment

    Issue 204 (June 2008)
    article

    Simon Osborne describes the new test for Employment and Support Allowance of whether someone is too ill to work.

  • The real reason for the misery of work assessments

    Issue 147 (Winter 2014)
    article

    Many sick and disabled people, including those with Huntington’s Disease, uncontrolled epilepsy, kidney failure or brittle bone disease, are refused employment and support allowance. Why are so many being failed, and who is responsible? Kaliya Franklin investigates.