Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th April 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many health assessment reports her Department has received from the (a) Independent Assessment Services and (b) Centre for Health and Disability Assessments in each of the last five years.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The volume of assessment reports received from the suppliers are outlined below:

The contract between DWP and Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) commenced on 1 March 2015, therefore figures for CHDA is only held for the last 3 years. Each period listed runs from March to February and figures cover both work capability assessment and other benefit assessments completed by face to face assessment or paper based assessment:

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

CHDA Assessments Completed

N/A

N/A

914,903

1,069,028

1,108,594

For IAS figures are available from May 2013 and are summarised by fiscal year thereafter. Figures include assessments completed by face to face or paper based assessment.

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2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

IAS Assessments Completed

62,187

363,201

537,464

787,606

765,873

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