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  1. What is the Work Capability Assessment?

    The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is used by the DWP to decide whether welfare claimants are entitled to sickness benefits. Find out more.

  2. The health questionnaire

    Find out how to fill out the Work Capability Assessment health questionnaire if you have a mental illness and want to understand the scoring system.

  3. Medical assessment

    In most cases you will be asked to attend a Work Capability Assessment medical. Find out how to prepare and what to expect at your medical assessment.

  4. What happens next?

    Find out what happens once you have submitted the Work Capability Assessment health questionnaire and been to the medical assessment.

  5. What is the support group or the limited capability for work-related activity element?

    The DWP may decide you cannot work or take part in ‘work-related activity’ - you will either In this case you will go into the ‘support group’ for ESA or you will get the ‘limited capability for work-related activity’ element of Universal Credit.

  6. The work-related activity group (WRAG)

    You will be assigned to the Work-related activity group if the DWP decides you can’t work but can do ‘work-related activity’(WRAG). Find out more

  7. Health questionnaire points explained

    Find out how the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) score your points for the ESA50 or UC50 health questionnaire form.

  8. Limited capability for work-related activity assessment

    As part of the Work Capability Assessment the DWP will assess if you have limited capability for work or ‘limited capability for work-related activity’. Find out more.

  9. Sample letter

    Download this work capability assessment medical request sample letter to support your Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal credit (UC) claim.

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