Face to face assessments have been suspended for three months from 17 March When you claim Employment and Support Allowance you are sent a Limited Capability for Work questionnaire ESA50 to complete and return. When you claim Universal Credit and submit sick notes, you will be sent a UC50 to fill out. The sections of the questionnaire The questionnaire is an opportunity for you to describe the problems you have in carrying out certain activities. You must therefore be as thorough as possible in answering the questions.
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Allow time for the form to be posted. Give yourself plenty of time to fill in the form and take breaks when you need to. This will help you include everything the DWP need to know. You should do this within 1 month after the date at the top of the letter.
Instead, check the letter is right and what to do next. If your condition changes day by day You might find it hard to describe a normal day if your symptoms change or are worse on some days than others. The DWP want to know what you can do most days. You can send more information afterwards if you need to. Before you start the diary, check the form to find out what activities and situations it asks about.
Use the list when you fill in the diary - this will make it easier to answer the questions on the form. Filling in the form Take your time answering each question, and have breaks when you need to. This will help you give the DWP all the information they need. The DWP check how many of the tasks apply to you. This means your answers can help you get ESA even if you only score some of the points.
When you answer each question on the form, check which tasks the question covers and explain how they apply to you. You can use our advice for each question to find out which tasks are covered and how to explain if they apply to you.
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ESA50 / UC50 Questionnaire
Claimants to be treated as having limited capability for work-related activity WRAG 1 A claimant is to be treated as having limited capability for work-related activity if - a the claimant is terminally ill; b the claimant is - i receiving treatment by way of intravenous, intraperitoneal or intrathecal chemotherapy; or ii recovering from that treatment and the Secretary of State is satisfied that the claimant should be treated as having limited capability for work-related activity; or c in the case of a woman, she is pregnant and there is a serious risk of damage to her health or to the health of her unborn child if she does not refrain from work-related activity. Or - 2 A claimant who does not have limited capability for work-related activity as determined in accordance with regulation 34 1 is to be treated as having limited capability for work-related activity if - a the claimant suffers from some specific disease or bodily or mental disablement; and b by reasons of such disease or disablement, there would be a substantial risk to the mental or physical health of any person if the claimant were found not to have limited capability for work-related activity. Legal advice on interpretation of the regulations The Black Triangle Campaign has consulted with Senior Counsel regarding the statutory interpretation of these regulations.
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Allow time for the form to be posted. Give yourself plenty of time to fill in the form and take breaks when you need to. This will help you include everything the DWP need to know. You should do this within 1 month after the date at the top of the letter. Instead, check the letter is right and what to do next.
Work Capability Assessment - The questionnaire - ESA50 / UC50
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Capability for work questionnaire