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Last updated:
19/10/2018

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

  1. Overview
  2. What is the Work Capability Assessment?
  3. How do I fill in the health questionnaire?
  4. Will I have to go for a medical assessment?
  5. What happens next?
  6. What is the support group or the limited capability for work-related activity element?
  7. What is the work-related activity group (WRAG)?
  8. Health questionnaire points explained
  9. Limited capability for work-related activity assessment
  10. Sample letter
  11. Next steps
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) might think you cannot work or take part in ‘work-related activity’. In this case you will go into the ‘support group’ for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or you will get the ‘limited capability for work-related activity’ element of Universal Credit (UC).

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) might think you cannot work or take part in ‘work-related activity’. In this case you will go into the ‘support group’ for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or you will get the ‘limited capability for work-related activity’ element of Universal Credit (UC). The amount of money you get each week will be more if you get either of these.

If you are in the support group or get this element, you don’t have to take part in any interviews with the DWP until your claim is renewed.

Will I have to be reassessed in the future?

Your ESA award is usually reassessed every 1-3 years to make sure you qualify for ESA. The DWP decide the assessment period depending on the information provided through your Work Capability Assessment (WCA). If you have limited capability for work-related activity, you will not have to be reassessed if you:

  • have a severe, lifelong disability, illness or health condition, and
  • are unlikely to ever be able to work. 

So from now on if you are in these groups and you go to your next assessment, it could mean you will not need to be assessed again.

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  1. Overview
  2. What is the Work Capability Assessment?
  3. How do I fill in the health questionnaire?
  4. Will I have to go for a medical assessment?
  5. What happens next?
  6. What is the support group or the limited capability for work-related activity element?
  7. What is the work-related activity group (WRAG)?
  8. Health questionnaire points explained
  9. Limited capability for work-related activity assessment
  10. Sample letter
  11. Next steps
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