Universal Credit: Work Capability Assessment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP Committee, Chair, Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit limited capability for work assessments were successful at the initial assessment in each month in the last 12 months.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department publishes Universal Credit statistics on the total number of households in receipt of limited capability work entitlement – either the limited capability for work element, or the limited capability for work and work related activity element. This information is available via Stat-Xplore and can be found at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on for users can be found at:


Statistics on outcomes of Work Capability Assessments for Universal Credit are intended for publication in the near future as Official Statistics.

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