To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will add motor neurone disease to the list of conditions that exempt a claimant of employment and support allowance from re-testing.
There is no condition based entitlement to Employment Support Allowance.
We are working with medical professionals and other stakeholders to develop functional criteria that will help us identify those with the most severe health conditions or disabilities, for whom repeat work capability assessments can be stopped.
Rather than a list of specific medical conditions, the criteria will be based on identifying claimants with the most severe health conditions or disabilities where it would be unreasonable to expect the individual to undertake any form or amount of work or work-related activity. This change will only apply to those placed in the Support Group and UC equivalent.