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Make ESA fit for work
« on: July 30, 2014, 09:40:29 PM »

Here's more on the ESA process from CAB, including a call for DWP to continue paying claimants ESA during reconsideration & links to govt. consultation (final review?), a CAB report & some social media stuff.

This is about the ESA review by govt.:-
Give the Government your views on ESA

The Government has set up an independent review of the system for checking if people are fit for work. This year, the fifth and final review offers you one last chance to get your voice heard, by sending your views and experiences directly to the team reviewing how Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is working. If you have experience of claiming ESA, or supporting people who are, you can share your experience. It's a simple as filling in a questionnaire or dropping them an email.

The review, which accepts submissions from individuals and organisations, is open until 15 August. You can download full guidance on responding, along with accessible versions of the guidance and response forms, on the DWP website. You can respond:
•by email to: or by post to: WCA Independent Review Team, 3rd Floor, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA
•online (as an individual or an organisation) on the DWP website


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Re: Make ESA fit for work
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 04:28:11 PM »
Thanks for the reminder seegee >tah<

Here are the details for the review in Northern Ireland, which also ends on the 15th August:


Call for Evidence: Year 5 Independent Review


The Department for Social Development (DSD) has appointed Dr. Paul Litchfield to carry out the fifth Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), following his work on the fourth Independent Review.

This call for evidence is aimed at those who have information that is relevant to how the WCA is operating and any further changes that may be needed to improve the process.  As with last year’s call for evidence, Dr. Litchfield is interested in receiving such information from both individuals and organisations.

This call for evidence will run from 10 June 2014 until 15 August 2014.


For further information, or to respond to this call for evidence, please follow the links below.

Call for Evidence booklet (Word 92KB):

Letter from DSD Minister McCausland (Word 24KB):


Help with downloading documents:

How to respond

The online form is the preferred method for response and can be found at the survey link above.
If you are unable to use the online form, please use one of the following methods:


Post - Department for Social Development,
Litchfield Review,
Level 2 James House,
2 Cromac Avenue,
Gasworks Business Park,


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Re: Make ESA fit for work
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 11:16:16 PM »
Thank you, NN.  >thumbsup< :-)