Work Capability Assessment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time for applicants for employment and support allowance is between submission of the ESA50 form and the date of the work capability assessment.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The average time from submission of an ESA50 to the completion of a face-to-face work capability assessment (for both employment and support allowance and incapacity benefit reassessment), for the period from February 2013 to January 2014, was 64 working days.

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