Work Capability Assessment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd March 2015.

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Photo of Alison Seabeck Alison Seabeck Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has set any targets for Maximum to deal with the backlog of legacy work capability assessments queries which will be transferred from Atos on 2 March 2015.

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

Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA), operated by MAXIMUS, has not been allocated specific targets in relation to the clearance of legacy work.

The Department has put in place a strong contract management and performance monitoring structure to ensure a step change in delivery is achieved, both in terms of delivering volumes and improvements to the service.

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