From 29 September 2017, the Work Capability Assessment criteria will change for some Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) claimants.

See DWP policy paper

ESA claimants in the support group and UC claimants with limited capability for work and work-related activity (LCWRA) attending a Work Capability Assessment from 29 September 2017 will no longer need to be reassessed if they:

  • have a severe, lifelong disability, illness or health condition

  • are unlikely to ever be able to move into work

Claimants will be told if they will not be reassessed following their WCA.

This change does not affect:

  • ESA claimants placed in the work-related activity group

  • UC claimants who are found to have limited capability for work