Benefits: Medical Tests

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Thomas of Winchester Baroness Thomas of Winchester Spokesperson in the Lords, Work & Pensions

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they propose to start medical tests for all of those currently in receipt of incapacity benefit.

Photo of Lord McKenzie of Luton Lord McKenzie of Luton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions) (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government)

Initially people on incapacity benefits will continue to be reassessed at appropriate intervals by the personal capability assessment. We plan to assess them under the new work capability assessment from April 2010, as and when customers are due to have their benefit entitlement reassessed. This means that over a three-year period, everyone on incapacity benefits will have been reassessed using the new test.

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