Work Capability Assessment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister without Portfolio and Deputy Party Chair

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what limit his Department has set on waiting times for work capability assessments; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure this limit is not exceeded.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

We do not have a limit for waiting times for work capability assessments. We are working with the existing supplier to improve processing times and reduce waiting times and are currently seeking a replacement supplier to undertake work capability assessments from early next year.

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