Employment and Support Allowance

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

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made in extending reassessment periods for claimants in the employment and support allowance support group (a) generally and (b) who have degenerative brain conditions.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

Despite routine re-assessments are currently suspended to focus on new claims, we have made an exception for deteriorating conditions where a repeat assessment can be requested. As a consequence no changes have been made to the re-referral periods for people in the Support Group.

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