Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Marsha de Cordova Marsha de Cordova Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 5 March 2019, Health and Disability Announcement, HCWS1376 and the extension of the contract for the Health and Disability Assessment Service, (a) what the value of that contract extension is, (b) what the terms of that contract extension are and (c) what performance targets have been set out in that contract extension.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

On 5th March 2019, the Secretary of State announced in a Written Ministerial Statement that we intend to extend the HDAS Contract to enable the move to an integrated assessment service.

Contract extension negotiations are now underway with the Incumbent provider,

the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, a subsidiary of Maximus. The value, terms and performance targets of the extension period are still to be determined.

We do not intend to make material changes to the contracts. Our intention is to protect service delivery to allow for ongoing continuous improvement, and to ensure a safe transition to the new integrated assessment service.

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